September 14, 2009 - 9:00am

The 12th Session of the Human Rights Council took place in Geneva from 14 September to 2 October 2009.
Detailed information on this session of the Human Rights Council


A number of resolutions were adopted at the 12th session of the Human Rights Council. The resolution on HIV/AIDS includes a paragraph referring to article 25 on the right to health of the CRPD. Also, the resolutions on access to safe drinking water and sanitation, migration and the human rights of the child, and on transnational justice included references to persons with disabilities.

Analysis of references to persons with disabilities in these resolutions

Special Procedures 

The following reports of Special Procedures, which have been presented to the 12th session of the Human Rights Council, include references to persons with disabilities:

  • The Independent Expert on water and sanitation, Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque
  • The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people, Mr. James Anaya
  • The Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity, Mr. Rudi Muhammand Rizki.

Detailed information on these reports

Universal Periodic Review

The UPR working group reports which were prepared at the 5th session of the UPR working group are presented to the 12th session.

Disability analysis of these reports

Other Reports 

IDA has undertaken an analysis of other reports that have also been prepared for the 12th session of the Human Rights Council.

Click the link to have access to this analysis

Report of UN fact finding mission on Gaza conflict addresses the situation of persons with disabilities

The report which was presented to the Human Rights Council was officially launched on September 15th and was the basis of the discussion in the Human Rights Council during the third week of this session.

Please, click the links below for an extract of the references the report makes to persons with disabilities and for the full report.


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