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How is our work influencing life in Northern Ireland and delivering equality? Learn more about our policy, legal and research work.


UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Barriers remain a reality of life for many disabled people
in Northern Ireland and we are working to
address these issues.
Select an option below:

UNCRPD Research

Shortfalls in public policy in NI
We commissioned research,undertaken by Disability Action, that found shortfalls in public policy and programme delivery in NI relative to the Articles of the UNCRPD:


Formal examination
On 23 & 24 August 2017, the UN Committee examined how the UK (inc. NI) is delivering on its obligations to those with disabilities

Read UKIM's submission to the UN Committee and the accompanying supplementary reports on implementation of the UN Convention (CRPD) in NI.

Implementation in NI

Parallel Report/Working Paper
Read our Jurisdictional 'Parallel' Report (pdf) (Aug 2017) working paper which has shaped our input to the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) 'List of Issues' submission to the UN Committee.