Update: 21.05.2014

Optional Protocol of 2006 to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

of 13 December 2006
Entry into force: 3 May 2008
Ratified by 81 States (as at 21 May 2014; current count)

Text of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Switzerland has neither signed nor ratified the Optional Protocol of 2006, which provides for an individual complaint process. The Federal Council does not envisage the ratification of the Optional Protocol, before Switzerland has gained some experience with the periodic reports and the practice of the Committee. Furthermore, Switzerland does not ratify the Optional Protocol, since the Federal Council does not consider justiciable the economic, social and cultural rights guaranteed by the Convention (see dispatch of 12 December 2012: BBl 2013 666 and 676 (in German)).

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