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Monitoring the convention of the rights of persons with disabilities

Guidance for human rights monitors

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Human rights work requires preparation, technical skills and substantive knowledge in order to be effectively conducted. This publication aims to assist United Nations human rights officers and other human rights monitors—including from Governments, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations—to engage in monitoring the rights of persons with disabilities, in line with the Convention. It provides an explanation of the paradigm shift that the Convention enshrines and of the scope, standards and principles recognized by it. Furthermore, it proposes a methodology for monitoring the rights of persons with disabilities, and provides useful advice on issues to consider when working with persons with disabilities.

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Monitoring the rights of persons with disabilities: an overview

Robust, evidence-based reports by States, national human rights institutions, disability organizations and other civil society groups and United Nations offices with a relevant mandate will contribute to ensuring that the human rights guaranteed under the Convention are transformed into action and real change in the lives of persons with disabilities. Before considering the modalities of monitoring, it is important to bear in mind the following factors that should guide all monitoring activities.

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