United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Unique opportunity to achieve change
This convention is an international treaty that aims to ensure that the dignity, human rights and freedoms of all people with disabilities in Northern Ireland are respected, promoted and protected as Gerri Rice Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission explains. Chief Commissioner Bob Collins outlines here its capacity to have a positive effect on lives.
Speak out and shape your future
The Equality Commission would like your views on the gaps between public policy and programmes in Northern Ireland and the requirements of the UNCRPD. A survey, in association with Disability Action, is available to complete online
Compliance standards are a floor not a ceiling
Monitoring the implementation of UNCRPD is ongoing. Research investigating evidence of any substantive shortfalls in public policy and programme delivery in NI relative to the key requirements of the UNCRPD (articles 5-31) is underway. Read more
Holding decision-makers to account
Along with the Human Rights Commission, we have been designated as the ‘Independent Mechanism’ holding decision makers to account. The roll-out of activities is underway and we are working on a clear reporting timetable.
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