Early in 2016, the Thuringian Ministry of Labour, Social Welfare, Health, Women and the Family requested the National Monitoring Mechanism for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to evaluate Thuringia's action plan (Maßnahmenplan) for implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and to conduct a review of selected provisions of Thuringian law (standards testing).
The review consisted of two components: In one, the National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism examined selected Thuringian statues and regulations with respect to compatibility with the UN CRPD and advanced proposals for improving the legal framework conditions. In the other, it advised the Land ministries which themselves have been carrying out standards testing using the general evaluation matrix. The results of the standards testing were discussed with the competent ministries.
Within the framework of its evaluation of the Thuringian plan, the National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism examined how the plan ties in to the UN CRPD. In addition, it examined how the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities might best be brought to bear in adjusting the plan. The methodology used in the evaluation includes expert interviews on subjects such as participation and the management of plan implementation, as well as analyses of the relevant literature and documents. The results of the evaluation have been published.