Ireland ratified the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2018
Ireland has published its first report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The report describes what Ireland is doing to protect and enhance the rights of people with disabilities, including the implementation of the National Disability Inclusion Strategy, and enactment of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (ADMC) Act 2015.
Ireland’s Initial State Report under Article 35 of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Ireland’s Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva on November 8, 2021.
Publishing the report, Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Disability, Anne Rabbitte, TD, said: “Submission of our first report under the Convention is an important milestone for disability rights in Ireland. I am sincerely grateful to all those, in particular people with disabilities and Disabled People’s Organisations, all of whom took part so willingly and constructively in the preparation of our report.
“It is encouraging to see the progress that we have made across many areas. Equally, the report provides a useful reminder of where we still have work to do to ensure that people with disabilities in Ireland can enjoy their full rights in the spirit of the Convention. I’m also acutely aware that we need to progress the ratification of the Optional Protocol as soon as possible and I and the Government are committed to this.