UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Concluding Observations of the Committee


Simon Bacher v Austria, Communication No. 26/2014, CRPD/C/19/D/26/2014, 6 April 2018

Lack of consideration by public authorities (including courts) of the disability of a person in the application of laws and regulations - violation of article 9 (accessibility)

Fiona Given v Australia, Communication No. 19/2014, CRPD/C/19/D/19/2014, 29 March 2018

Failure to provide accessible voting platforms on an equal footing to all persons with disabilities - violation of articles 5 (non-discrimination), 9 (accessibility) and 29 (participation in political and public life)

Boris Makarov v Lithuania, Communication No. 30/2015, CRPD/C/18/D/30/2015, 5 October 2017

Denial of reasonable accommodations required for participating in legal proceedings regarding a traffic accident which lead to her disability - violation of articles 12 (equal recognition before the law) and 13 (access to justice)

Gemma Beasley v Australia, Communication No. 11/2013, CRPD/C/15/D11/2013, 25 May 2016

Denial of indirect participation in legal proceedings by refusing the provision of sign-language translation to a juror - violation of articles 5 (non-discrimination), 9 (accessibility), 13 (access to justice) and 21 (freedom of expression)

Marlon James Noble v. Australia, Communication No. 7/2012, CRPD/C/16/D/2012, 10 October 2016

Denial of legal capacity of persons with intellectual disabilities and lack of adequate support or accommodation to exercise one's rights to access to justice and a fair trial - violation of articles 5 (non-discrimination), 12 (equal recognition before the law), 13 (access to justice), 14 (liberty and security of person) and 15 (prohibition of torture)