Independent Mechanism NI
The Independent Mechanism for Northern Ireland have contributed to the UKIM report
on progress since the 2016 Inquiry into the impacts of welfare reforms on the rights of disabled people. An Easy Read version
is also available. This will be considered by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 28 Aug 2023. Read the press release
UK Independent Mechanism
The Equality Commission NI and NI Human Rights Commission have also submitted a Jurisdictional report
on progress in Northern Ireland since the 2016 Inquiry.
The UN Committee considered evidence on progress on Mon 28 Aug 2023.
This research report is a review of the work on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) undertaken within Northern Ireland (NI). The research was undertaken by Disability Action, on behalf of the Equality Commission NI, to assist the Independent Mechanism for Northern Ireland with evidence of any substantive shortfalls of public policies and programme delivery relating to the UNCRPD.
Download the report 'Progress towards the implementation of UNCRPD in Northern Ireland':
On 31st August 2017, the UN Committee issued its concluding observations on how the UK, including Northern Ireland, is delivering on its obligations to those with disabilities. This follows IMNI's participation in the formal examination process as part of the UKIM delegation, having worked closely with stakeholders to highlight key issues crucial to the realisation of Convention rights.
Earlier submissions, reports and developments are listed below: