The convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

A training guide

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The Training Guide is for facilitators of training courses on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol who are already familiar with the international human rights system. The Convention challenges customs and behaviour based on stereotypes, prejudices, harmful practices and stigma relating to persons with disabilities, and promotes their full participation in all spheres of life. It is already applicable in 137 countries around the world. The Training Guide’s methodology is interactive and promotes a participatory approach. Its modules can be used to develop tailored training courses to meet the needs of specific audiences (government officials, health professionals, civil society, employers’ organizations, etc.). It is also helpful as a general information resource on the Convention and its Optional Protocol.

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Reporting to the committee on the rights of persons with disabilities: state and alternative reports

The purpose of this module is to provide detail for States, civil society and national human rights institutions on the process of reporting to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In accordance with article 35 of the Convention, a State party has an obligation to submit an initial report within two years after the Convention’s entry into force for it and to submit periodic reports thereafter, at least every four years and further whenever the Committee so requests. Civil society and NHRIs have a crucial role to play in the reporting process by complementing information provided by the State party. This module covers the content of State and alternative reports as well as the process of drafting them, submitting them to the Committee and following up on the Committee’s concluding observations and recommendations.

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