Series of papers on individual United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Articles

During 2020 the NDA developed a series of papers on individual United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Articles, setting out the relevant data, information and statistics in relation to the various topics covered. These papers, developed through desk research, provide a factual overview of key policies, programmes, services, supports and data that exist in the Irish context relevant to each Article. They are not a critique of what is currently in place but rather a collation of what information exists with some reference to gaps or issues needing to be addressed.

The papers were initially developed to support the development of the State Party report to the UNCRPD Committee and for internal use within the NDA, in line with our role to assist in the development of statistical information relevant to disability (NDA Act 1999, Section 8.1b). They are also intended to be used to support the NDA’s anticipated new statutory function to support the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) in their development of the State’s parallel report to the UNCRPD Committee. They may also be of use to a wider audience with an interest in disability or the UNCRPD. 

The NDA sought to ensure that the information is accurate as of October 2020 but recognises that the changing nature of policies, programmes, services, supports and data will require these papers to be updated periodically to reflect any changes. The papers are not intended to be exhaustive but seek to provide a broad overview of the information of relevance to each Article. They will be updated periodically and new reports on Articles will be added as they are completed.

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