CRPD Committee

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the General Assembly by its resolution 61/106 of 13 December 2006. It came into force on 3 May 2008 upon the 20th ratification.


The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the body of independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention by the States Parties.


All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report  initially within two years of accepting the Convention and thereafter every four years. The Committee examines each report and adopts questions (List of Issues) to send to the State Party for further information, and recommendations (Concluding Observations) with respect to the State Party to ensure improved implementation of the Convention. 
IDA has compiled the Committee’s Concluding Observations and List of Issues adopted to date (November 2013)


The Optional Protocol to the Convention gives the Committee competence to examine individual complaints with regard to alleged violations of the Convention by States Parties to the Optional Protocol.


The Committee meets in Geneva twice a year.


Basic FAQs about CRPD Committee


IDA Factsheet on the List of Issues (Document produced by IDA on how to contribute to the list of issues of the UN Treaty Bodies). (English or Spanish)


IDA Factsheet on the Optional Protocol to the CRPD (Document produced by IDA on how to lodge a communication to the Committee under the Optional Protocol)


CRPD Reporting Cycle