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Combined first and second periodic reports submitted by Bahrain under article 35 of the Convention, 2017

Government of Bahrain; Government of Bahrain Country Resources CRPD country reports Bahrain 3 July 2019 Report

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In December 2006, the United Nations General Assembly, at its 61st session, adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, commonly known as the “Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”, together with an optional protocol recognizing the right of individuals and groups to submit complaints. Bahrain was one of the first countries to sign the Convention, joining the more than one hundred States which ratified the Convention and optional protocol in New York in March 2007.
Act No. 22 (2011), concerning the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, was subsequently promulgated and ratified by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain. Since the Convention entered into force in Bahrain, all government agencies have been obliged to implement it through legislative and administrative measures. Monitoring implementation of the State’s obligations under the Convention has been the responsibility of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development.
Under Article 35 (1) of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Bahrain is required to submit a comprehensive report to the United Nations on measures taken to give effect to its obligations under the Convention and on progress made in that regard. In compiling this report, the Government of Bahrain has followed United Nations guidelines on reporting by State parties under international human rights treaties (HRI/GEN/2/Rev) and the guidelines of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on reporting under the Convention (CRPD/C/2/3). The present report provides an overview of the general status concerning the implementation of the Convention in Bahrain, with a particular focus on relevant laws and policies.


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