Documents relating to the 2011-2015 State party review procedure

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Documents relating to the 2011-2015 State party review procedure

An overview of all key documents on the first State party review can be found on the Committee’s homepage  (click + under "CRPD" and "Reporting status for Germany" and then select Reporting Cycle I).

Concluding Observations of 2015

CRPD: Concluding observations on the initial report of Germany (PDF, 270 KB, not barrier-free)

List of Issues adopted by the UN Committee on 17 April 2014

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: List of issues in relation to the initial report of Germany, UN-Dok CRPD/C/DEU/Q/1, 17.04.2014 (Word, 78 KB, not barrier-free)

Replies of Germany to the list of issues in August 2014

BMAS: Replies of Germany to the list of issues (PDF, 255 KB, not barrier-free)

BMAS: Responses to the questions from the List of Issues - Volume of Appendices (PDF, 1,7 MB, not barrier-free)

Parallel reporting by the National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism

Submission of the National CRPD Monitoring Body of Germany to the CRPD Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the occasion of the preparation of a list of issues by the Committee in the review of Germany's Initial Report in 2014

Parallel Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the context of the examination of the Initial Report of Germany under Article 35 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (PDF, 334 KB)

Parallel reporting by civil society

Alternative Report of the CRPD Alliance (Word, 757 KB, not barrier-free)

Alternative Report of the Enthinderungsselbsthilfe von Autisten für Autisten (SH) (PDF, 388 KB, not barrier-free)

Joint submission of Bundesverband Pychiatrie-Erfahrener and Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Psychiatrie-Erfahrener, two national associations of persons who have experienced psychiatric care in Germany

Alternative Report of the NGO Zwischengeschlecht.org (International Intersex Human Rights NGO) (PDF, 1,98 MB, not barrier-free)

1. State Party report of Germany

State Report Germany: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. First State Report of the Federal Republic of Germany (Word, 178 KB, not barrier-free)

Additional background material

Rules of Procedure (PDF, 144 KB, not barrier-free)

The United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union have published a handbook on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities specifically for parliamentarians:

From Exclusion to Equality: Realizing the rights of persons with disabilities. Handbook for Parliamentarians on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol (PDF, 3,96 MB, not barrier-free)

Documentation of the symposium "Prüfung abgelegt – und nun?"

On 24 June 2015, the National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism and the Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Disabled Persons held a conference in Berlin on the occasion of the adoption of the Concluding Observations. The documentation of the conference, which was entitled "Prüfung abgelegt – und nun? Die Empfehlungen des Fachausschusses zur UN-Behindertenrechtskonvention als Impulsgeber für Bund und Länder (Sat the exam – and now? The recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as sources of stimuli for the federal level and the Länder)", is available here as a barrier-free PDF:

Documentation of the conference "Prüfung abgelegt – und nun?" of 24 June 2015 (PDF, 396 KB, in German only)