Edited By: Ilias Bantekas, Michael Ashley Stein, Dimitris Anastasiou
- Disability — Jurisdiction
This chapter examines Article 48 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). A state may express its consent to no longer be bound by a treaty to which it is a party by way of denunciation, withdrawal, or suspension of the treaty in question. Article 48 CRPD does not expressly allow states to withdraw from or suspend the operation of the Convention. Although it only provides for denunciation through a written notification the effect of which commences a year after it is received by the depositary, Article 48 CRPD is silent as to whether a state may denounce the entire Convention or also parts of it. This matter is dealt with under the general provisions of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, which reflect customary international law.