DPO Australia Formal Briefing with Human Rights Committee (ICCPR)

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) formally briefed the UN Committee on Civil and Political Rights in Geneva on Monday 16 October in regard to the protection of the rights of people with disability.

The DPO Australia briefing focused on high level key issues  including all forms of violence, denial of legal capacity, substitute decision-making regimes, migration laws, restrictive practices, mental health legislation, forced sterilisation, and prison conditions.

The ICCPR is a core UN human rights treaty that sets out how nations should uphold the civil and political rights outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. When countries sign up to the treaty, they commit to being periodically reviewed by the UN Human Rights Committee.

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