|Documents Pertaining to the Ad Hoc Committee Negotiations
For complete documentation regarding the negotiation process on the Draft Disability Rights Convention, see http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/
Expert Dialogue and Arab Regional Consultation
Issues related to the Drafting of an International Convention on the Human Rights of People with Disabilities.
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These documents have been developed for organizations to raise awareness and build support for the Convention. Please feel free to modify or translate these documents to best suit the needs of your constituencies. Following are a listing and brief description of the documents that are available, along with a file that can be downloaded.
"What You Can Do To Help Promote A Convention On The Human Rights Of People With Disabilities"Legal Analysis of the Modifications Proposed at the 3rd UN Ad Hoc Committee Meeting - Commentary on Proposed Modifications of the text produced by the Working Group for the UN Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities made at the 3rd Ad Hoc Committee Meeting May 24 to June 4, 2004.
What You Can Do.PDF format, 84 kb
What You Can Do.DOC/Word format, 32 kb
Educational and Reference Documents
These documents have been developed to help organizations and individuals better understand issues pertaining to the convention.
This document will provide you with a better understanding of what an international convention is and what it does. It will also discuss human rights and international human rights law.
Outreach Tool.PDF format, 320 kb
Outreach Tool.DOC/Word format, 76 kb
Reference Tool: Understanding the Potential Content and Structure of an International Convention on the Human Rights of People with Disabilites.
This document will help you to better understand the basic structural and substantive elements common to most international human rights treaties.
Reference Tool .PDF format, 556 kb
Reference Tool.DOC/Word format, 276 kb
National Council on Disabilities White Paper 6/12/02
Understanding the Role of an International Convention on the Human Rights of People with Disabilities Human Rights of People with Disabilities. An analysis of the legal, social, and practical implications for policy makers, and disability and human rights advocates in the United States
NCD White Paper 6/12/2002.DOC/Word format, 400 kb
Disability Negotiations Bulletins from the UN Ad Hoc Committee Meeting in August 2002, volumes 1-9.
Bulletin #1 .PDF format, 72 kb
Bulletin #1 .DOC/Word format, 52 kb
Bulletin #2 .PDF format, 96 kb
Bulletin #2 .DOC/Word format, 48 kb
Bulletin #3 .PDF format, 112 kb
Bulletin #3 .DOC/Word format, 56kb
Bulletin #3 insert .PDF format, 108 kb
Bulletin #3 insert .DOC/Word format, 36 kb
Bulletin #4 .PDF format, 80 kb
Bulletin #4 .DOC/Word format, 40 kb
Bulletin #5 .PDF format, 72 kb
Bulletin #5 .DOC/Word format, 52 kb
Bulletin #6 .PDF format, 108 kb
Bulletin #6 .DOC/Word format, 56 kb
Bulletin #7 .PDF format, 164 kb
Bulletin #7 .DOC/Word format, 56 kb
Bulletin #8 .PDF format, 88 kb
Bulletin #8 .DOC/Word format, 60 kb
Bulletin #9 .PDF format, 128 kb
Bulletin #9 insert .PDF format, 124 kb
Bulletin #9 insert .DOC/Word format, 64 kb
Disability Negotiations Daily Summaries 2002
The Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities convened at the UN Secretariat in New York.
Volume 1: Number 1 .DOC/ Word format, 44 kb
Volume 1: Number 2 .DOC/ Word format, 32 kb
Volume 1: Number 3 .DOC/ Word format, 40 kb
Volume 1: Number 4 .DOC/ Word format, 40 kb
Volume 1: Number 5 .DOC/ Word format, 32 kb
Volume 1: Number 6 .DOC/ Word format, 40 kb
Volume 1: Number 7 .DOC/ Word format, 40 kb
Volume 1: Number 8 .DOC/ Word format, 24 kb
Volume 1: Number 9 .DOC/ Word format, 48 kb
Volume 1: Number 10 .DOC/ Word format, 84 kb
Human Rights Advocacy For People with Disabilities
This booklet contains two international documents essential for disability advocates: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the U.N. Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities.
Disability Handbook .PDF format, 88 kb
Disability Handbook .DOC/Word format, 132 kb
UN Disability Organigram
Hierarchy of UN bodies relevant to the drafting of an international convention on the human rights of people with disabilities
UN Disability Organigram (with chart).DOC/Word format, 48 kb
Accessible UN Disability Organigram .DOC/Word format, 20 kb
LSN Survivor Advocacy Brochure
LSN Survivor Advocacy Brochure .PDF format, 230 kb
LSN Raising The Voices Brochure
LSN Raising The Voices Brochure .PDF format, 119 kb
The Right to Decent Work of Persons with Disabilities
RighttoWorkFeb2003.pdf .PDF format, 888 kb
ARAB DOCUMENT: Drawing up a Comprehensive and Integrated International Agreement to Protect and Promote the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
Arab Document .DOC/Word format, 26 kb
FAQs Relating to the Convention Development Process
processfaq.doc .DOC/Word format, 32 kb