7.1 Access to Justice & the CRPD


Intended Audience: Persons with disabilities, Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs), Local Governments (especially law enforcement personnel), Local NGOs, International NGOs, International governmental organizations (INGOs), Donor organizations (National, international)

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Please note: Credit should be given to the US International Council on Disabilities and Rehabilitation International.

Important Resources:

Access to Justice (UNDESA, video) UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, International Principles and Guidelines on access to justice for persons with disabilities (2019)

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Flagship Report on Disability and Sustainable Development Goals (2018)

Special Envoy on Disability & Accessibility to the UN Secretary-General, For Inclusive Quality Police Services for Persons with Disabilities: 10 Areas of Action (2021)

Key Learning Objectives in this module:

  1. To describe concepts and provisions on access to justice in the CRPD
  2. To understand key barriers in accessing justice for persons with disabilities.
  3. To examine how to promote the rights of persons with disabilities access to justice.

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