UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

This convention can be accessed directly in the United Nations website:​

It is the main instrument for providing basic human rights to the world’s disabled peoples, who number about 15% of the global population. While the UN Convention is an international instrument, its success in making a difference in the lives of a billion people rests with its implementation taking place at the national (country) level.

A Handbook on the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities, July 2010

The purpose of this manual is to explain the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the context of other core human rights treaties to strengthen its place in the mainstream of human rights discourse.



CRPD FAQ information sheets
​We have produced FAQ sheets for the CRPD and each of the Articles so that members can better understand this international treaty. These are available as Word documents below:

WBU Human Rights Report and WBU Report on Disability-Inclusive Disaster Management are available here:

Committee Reports/Updates and Resource Documents

Publications from other groups:

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