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Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (OP-CRPD)

United Nations International Human Rights Instruments and Resources Conventions/Treaties United Nations 2006 Convention/treaty CRPD, disability, human rights

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The Optional Protocol (OP-CRPD) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) allows for individual complaints to be submitted to the CRPD Committee by individuals and groups of individuals, or by a third party on behalf of individuals and groups of individuals, alleging that their rights have been violated under the CRPD. Complaints may only be communicated against a State party that has ratified or acceded to the OP and only upon the exhaustion of all available and effective domestic remedies.

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