Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) (external link) was adopted by General Assembly by resolution A/RES/61/106 on 13 December 2006 and entered into force on 3 May 2008.New Zealand ratified the CRPD on 25 September 2008.

New Zealand has made no reservations to the CRPD.

Optional Protocol

The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (external link)  was adopted by General Assembly resolution A/RES/61/106 on 13 December 2006 and entered into force on 3 May 2008.

New Zealand has not ratified this Optional Protocol.

The Ministry of Social Development (Office for Disability Issues (external link) ) is responsible for administering the CRPD.

Monitoring

The CRPD provides for:

  • a reporting procedure.

The Optional Protocol to the CRPD provides for:

  • an individual complaints procedure, and
  • an optional (opt-out) inquiry procedure (Article 8).

Find out more

Read the Convention – different formats and translations (external link)

Read the latest reports relating to New Zealand, produced under the reporting procedure provided for by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (external link)

Reporting procedure for the core human rights instruments of the United Nations

New Zealand's common core document: 'Human Rights Review 2010' [PDF, 4.7 MB]

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (external link)

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