Cook Islands’ record on rights of persons with disabilities faces review by UN Committee

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will review Cook Islands on 9 and 10 April in sessions that will be webcast live. Cook Islands is one of the 153 States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and so is required to submit regular reports to the Committee on how it is implementing the Convention.

The CRPD, which is composed of 18 international independent experts, will engage in a dialogue with the Cook Islands government delegation. The Committee also hear from disabled persons organisations (DPOs), NGOs and other organisations representing disabled persons.
 
Venue: Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Time: 15:00 -18:00 (03:00 – 06:00 in Cook Islands) on 9 April; 10:00 -13:00 on 10 April. (22:00-01:00 on 9 and 10 April) The sessions will be webcast here: http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/

More information about Cook Islands and the other countries being reviewed – Germany, Croatia, Czech Republic, Turkmenistan, Dominican Republic and Mongolia – here:  
http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=982&Lang=en

The Committee’s concluding observations on these States will be published on 17 April here:http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=982&Lang=en