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Persons with disabilities in situations of risk: A scoping study on Article 11 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This scoping report provides insights on how strengthening the connection between disaster risk reduction (DRR) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) could reinforce efforts to enhance the protection of persons with disabilities in disaster risk situations.
It looks into article 11 of the CRPD and its focus on the dimensions of disaster risk. Besides providing an overview of how the CRPD with its legal norm-setting and monitoring can enhance disability-inclusive DRR, it also shows how the interlinkage between human rights and DRR has momentum in the United Nations Human Rights related fora (United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies and the Human Rights Council (HRC)). Furthermore, it presents analyses of CRPD state reviews, which affirm that the rights of persons with disabilities in risk situations need to be strengthened.