Ms Maina was particularly interested in the effect of the interpretative declarations to CRPD articles 12, 17 and 18, the situation for people with psychosocial disability and the mental health system, the situation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with disability and the re-institutionalisation of people with disability in Australia. We have agreed to provide some additional information to her and to assist her in any way we can in the lead up to the September review.
In the afternoon, we went to the offices of the International Disability Alliance (IDA)
. We joined representatives of IDA member organisations for a presentation from Ms Deborah Perry
and Ms Christina Behrendt
from the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
. The presentation included information on the ILO Conventions and standards relevant to employment and decent work for people with disability”.
On Friday, Therese Sands will meet with Mr Simon Walker, Chief of the OHCHR Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Section to discuss the work of this section and its relationship to the issues from Disability Rights Now. She will then join the representatives of IDA member organisations for a workshop on budgeting, resourcing and analysis for implementation of the CRPD, before flying back to Sydney.
On behalf of the Australian CRPD Civil Society Parallel Report Group