About the project
The next public examination of the government under the Convention of the Rights of Disabled People (CRDP) is coming up. An important part of the examination process is for Deaf and Disabled people and our organisations to send evidence to the UN Disability Committee of what has happened in the UK since the last examination. We do this through a shadow report (also sometimes known as a parallel report).
From October 2021 until March 2022 a range of activities will be taking place across the country so that Deaf and Disabled people can get involved in the shadow reporting process. Find out how you can get involved below.
This work is being led by a partnership of Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations. Inclusion London is leading the initiative but the networks involved stretch across all regions of England. These include the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance, the DPO Forum, Disability Rights UK Our Voices and Disabled People Against Cuts. the University of York’s Centre for Applied Human Rights and the London School of Economics will also be represented on the Steering Group overseeing the work.
On a UK wide level, we will work closely with partner DDPOs in the devolved administrations commissioned by their respective human rights watchdogs to produce shadow reports for their nations.
England activities and milestones
20 October 2021
Event to launch our call for evidence to feed into the development of the shadow report
20 October – 22 November 2021
Events held by DDPO partners across England to increase understanding of the shadow reporting process and consult on priority issues to include in the shadow report
22 November 2021
Launch of quick accessible online survey to further refine prioritisation of issues
14 January 2022
First draft of shadow report to be completed
11 February 2022
Report finalised and shared among those who gave evidence for sign up
Formally launch and promote the shadow report