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Australia’s disability rights to-do list

Here are some of the key concerns about Australia’s implementation of the CRPD that were highlighted by the Committee on the Convention on the Rights of People with Disability, Geneva, September 2019: That Australia must make progress to remove its interpretative declaration on Articles, 12. 17 and 18 – this is essential to ensure justice…

2019 CRPD Delegation Round-up

Media releases Rights of people with disability routinely ignored: new report People with disability to take concerns to the United Nations People with disability tell United Nations about abuse, discrimination Civil Society Shadow Report Find out about the Shadow Report Working Group. Download the Shadow Report at the end of this media release. Read our…

Geneva vlog for 13 September

Transcript Frances: Damian, how’s it been? Damian Griffis: It’s been an amazing week. I’m signing off now actually, but I think we’ve come together as Disabled People’s Organisations and civil society organisations in a really positive way. I think some of the passion and strength of the advocacy of the delegates was something to behold,…

Highlights from Day 5 at the CRPD Review

Today was our last day here in Geneva. We observed the final dialogue between the Australian government and the Committee of the CRPD. The Committee made some very pointed comments about Australia’s implementation of the CRPD. The Committee stated that there has been very little progress made in the six years since the concluding observations…

Geneva vlog for 12 September

Transcript Frances: Hi Sonia. Sonia Hume: Hello. Frances: How have you found working in Geneva this week? Sonia: I think it’s been very interesting and it’s also been very tiring with all the information you have to think about. Frances: It has been really tiring, hasn’t it? Sonia: It has. Frances: What has been the…

Highlights from Day 4 at the CRPD Review

We had a very full day today. We had several meetings with members of the CRPD committee. We discussed key issues from our factsheets. Members were very interested in all our points. We also met with the Australian desk officer for the High Commission for Human Rights, Kio Hasegawa. We briefed him on all our…