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List of Issues in relation to the initial report of the European Union

United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities International Human Rights Instruments and Resources CRPD Committee Lists of Issues European Union 15 May 2015 Report CRPD/C/EU/Q/1 CRPD

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Initial State Party Reports: Governments that have ratified the CRPD must submit a report to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities about the steps they have taken to implement the provisions of the Convention within two years of ratifying the Convention. After the initial State Party Reports, countries need to submit periodic reports/replies to lists of issues every four years.

List of Issues: After a State Party has submitted its initial report, and every four years thereafter, the Committee adopts a list of issues to request the State to provide further information on specific topics (the ‘List of Issues’ process was adopted in 2013 by the Committee in order to simplify the reporting procedure for countries).

State Party Periodic Reports/Replies to lists of issues: States Parties respond to the List of Issues submitted to them by the Committee. This response is now considered to be the State Parties' periodic Report.

Shadow/Alternative Reports: NGOs, National human rights institutions, UN specialised agencies and other bodies can also submit information as part of the reporting process which is reviewed by the Committee in addition to the State Party Report.

Concluding Observations: After reviewing State Party and shadow reports, and after undertaking a ‘constructive dialogue’ with State Party representatives, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will issue Concluding Observations, which include recommendations for the State Party on efforts or measures it must take in order to improve their implementation of the CRPD.


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