Login  |  Search

CHRUSP supports U.S. ratification of CRPD

CHRUSP supports U.S. ratification of CRPD
Tina Minkowitz - Tue Jul 17, 2012 @ 05:09PM
Comments: 178

The Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry supports the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and calls for its ratification by the United States.  

The CRPD will go a long way towards enshrining as national policy and international obligation, the legal and social equality of all people with disabilities, including users and survivors of psychiatry.  It will give us new tools for advocacy and new opportunities to engage with government to implement non-discrimination in all areas of life.  

The reservations, understandings and declarations ("RUDs") recommended by the administration do not prevent us from using the treaty to advance our rights.  Despite our opposition to RUDs in principle and our commitment to work for withdrawal of RUDs from all human rights treaties, we do not believe that the current set of RUDs should be an obstacle to going forward.  We call for unity on the treaty and wish to see ratification without any further RUDs in time for the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26th.

Arguments put forward by opponents of the CRPD have been: concerns about parental rights; opposition to abortion; and concern that other countries will tell the U.S. what to do.  These objections are mistaken even if well meaning.  

1) CRPD very much supports the role of families and the right of children with disabilities to family life, including by calling for comprehensive supports and services to be provided to children with disabilities and their families.  The CRPD doesn't require anything to be changed that is working well; it is not a leveling down but a promotion of the highest available standards.  For example, if IDEA is working well to provide quality education to children with disabilities, it should be promoted as a model that others may wish to follow, and would not need to be changed.

2) CRPD is a non-discrimination treaty and guarantees to women with disabilities the same reproductive health care that is available to other women.  During the CRPD negotiations countries and civil society organizations on both sides of the issue of abortion acknowledged there was no need to take a position in this treaty; that discussion goes on in other mechanisms.  It would be a shame for the treaty to be held hostage to an issue that is not even present in the text.

3) CRPD does nothing to allow any country to impose its views on any other, and the monitoring mechanism is limited to dialogue and recommendations by experts chosen by the states themselves.  As a state party, the U.S. will be able to nominate an expert and vote on the candidates for the committee of experts.  It will be expected to submit reports on the situation of persons with disabilities and any challenges faced with respect to full enjoyment and exercise of human rights.  This will also give civil society, especially people with disabilities, an opportunity to engage in dialogue with our own government as well as with the group of experts.  In addition, CRPD calls for an annual conference of states parties, where countries and civil society share information on good practices.

If you have concerns, find out the facts.  You are welcome to email me at info@chrusp.org and I will try to respond to questions.  

 

Comments: 178

Comments

51. get the girl code michael fiore  |  my website   |   Sat Dec 21, 2013 @ 09:11AM

Get The Girl Code By Michael Fiore Coming Soon! Well-known and highly popular relationship coach, Michael Fiore, recently announced an early 2014 release date for his much-anticipated Get The Girl Code program. Although an exact date was not given, I fully expect to see the program rolled out sometime in the first 2 months of the new year....

52. sara  |  my website   |   Sun Dec 22, 2013 @ 05:53AM

A very wonderful article. It touches a lot of urgent issues of our society. We can not be indifferent to these problems. This article gives good ideas and concepts. Keep it up https://www.rebelmouse.com/uniquewatchesformen/

53. sara  |  my website   |   Sun Dec 22, 2013 @ 05:50AM

A very wonderful article. It touches a lot of urgent issues of our society. We can not be indifferent to these problems. This article gives good ideas and concepts. Keep it up https://www.rebelmouse.com/uniquewatchesformen/

54. sara  |  my website   |   Sun Dec 22, 2013 @ 05:55AM

A very wonderful article. It touches a lot of urgent issues of our society. We can not be indifferent to these problems. This article gives good ideas and concepts. Keep it up https://www.rebelmouse.com/uniquewatchesformen/

55. Mark   |   Mon Dec 23, 2013 @ 07:22AM

Useful info. about Justhost coupon , Fortunate me I found your web site by chance, and I am stunned why this accident didn’t came about in advance! Justhost coupon I bookmarked it.

http://justhostcouponz.weebly.com

56. Sohbet odalari  |  my website   |   Thu Jan 02, 2014 @ 09:58AM

What a wonderful tale http://chat25.net

57. Sohbet   |  my website   |   Thu Jan 02, 2014 @ 10:00AM

What a wonderful tale

58. Sohbet odalari  |  my website   |   Thu Jan 02, 2014 @ 10:00AM

What a wonderful tale

59. ARL SEO  |  my website   |   Sat Jan 11, 2014 @ 09:36AM

I’m very glad to see your article. http://masterplans.info

60. Bill179   |   Thu Jan 23, 2014 @ 10:02AM

Your website provided us very useful information in order to work of art. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ProvillusReviews2014">https://www.facebook.com/ProvillusReviews2014</a>

61. Jeffry   |   Sat Jan 25, 2014 @ 09:15AM

It help me in my college project.Thanks for sharing it. https://archive.org/details/AcneNoMoreReviews The article is written in a very good manner. https://archive.org/details/CaptureHisHeartReviewcasey

62. Jeffry   |   Sat Jan 25, 2014 @ 09:21AM

It help me in my college project.Thanks for sharing it. https://archive.org/details/AcneNoMoreReviews The article is written in a very good manner. https://archive.org/details/CaptureHisHeartReviewcasey

63. Nick   |   Mon Jan 27, 2014 @ 07:29AM

Provillus™ hair supplement was created and distributed by the Ultra Herbal Company. It is a natural treatment for men and women suffering from hair loss, also known as Androgenetic alopecia. This hair supplement fortified with all-natural ingredients chosen for their ability to support healthy hair regrowth. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ProvillusReviews2014">https://www.facebook.com/ProvillusReviews2014</a>

64. Provillus  |  my website   |   Sun Feb 02, 2014 @ 06:44AM

The hair loss is inherited from the mother's side

65. Philipp   |   Mon Feb 03, 2014 @ 12:49AM

I believe we will need to take other great ideas for this specific purpose.
http://www.yarif-solutions.de

66. jassica   |   Mon Feb 03, 2014 @ 11:31PM

Housing business once agents plus professionals want that types of method to extend their business enterprise marketing proficiently without having much effort upon it.
http://realestatetoscana.net/

67. Peter Wirkus  |  my website   |   Tue Feb 04, 2014 @ 09:03AM

It is so necessary to offer individual right for individuals having problems. They are no different from regular individuals when we keep the impairment aside.

68. Hotels in milos   |   Fri Feb 07, 2014 @ 12:21AM

Millions to always be spent not to mention millions to always be lost - these are definitely some drawbacks facing conventional hotel owners which happen to have hotel improvement plans. Although there can be daunting causes involved, many conventional hotel owners still browse through with his or her's hotel improvement plans for ones benefits which could follow typically the renovation.
<b><a href="http://hotels-in-milos.net/">hotels-in-milos.net</a></b>

69. Skinny Fiber Reviews  |  my website   |   Mon Feb 10, 2014 @ 06:13AM

Excellent blog you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any community forums so interesting.
<a href="http://www.buy-skinny-fiber.com/">Skinny Fiber Reviews</a>

70. Skinny Fiber Reviews  |  my website   |   Mon Feb 10, 2014 @ 06:16AM

Yery interesting and useful blog i like it very much.<a href="http://www.buy-skinny-fiber.com/">Skinny Fiber Reviews</a>

71. john  |  my website   |   Mon Feb 10, 2014 @ 06:18AM

I relly like this useful and informating post i recommended to all .

72. Brain Fuel Plus  |  my website   |   Tue Feb 11, 2014 @ 08:04AM

Such things go without saying in my opinion. I'm definitely for equal rights for all, and I'm sure most of you are.<a href="http://www.buy-brain-fuel-plus.com/"> Brain Fuel Plus</a>

73. Baralet58  |  my website   |   Sun Feb 16, 2014 @ 09:15AM

In simple words, and famous pooping pimples when they are unwell, have acne that can not always get rid of ...

74. Jana  |  my website   |   Wed Feb 19, 2014 @ 07:16AM

Eggs reduce redness in the skin that causes acne. They also have the ability to soften and soothe the skin, but also to stimulate ...

75. Jill   |   Sat Mar 01, 2014 @ 05:27AM

Really cool blog i support your idea. http://artmagazinesonline.net

76. Jesse   |   Fri Mar 07, 2014 @ 01:56AM

Really cool website i really love your article. http://iselectcarinsurance.org

77. Antella  |  my website   |   Tue Mar 11, 2014 @ 10:17AM

I'm going to read this. I'll be sure to come back. thanks for sharing. and also

78. Danaila  |  my website   |   Thu Mar 13, 2014 @ 10:31AM

This is just the details I am discovering everywhere. Thanks for your website, I just register your website.

79. Friman  |  my website   |   Wed Mar 19, 2014 @ 11:03AM

Thank you very much, I appreciate you taking the time for thorough and easy to understand instructions.

80. Seref33  |  my website   |   Sat Mar 22, 2014 @ 10:59AM

I'm also writing to let you be aware of what a excellent discovery my friend's princess gained checking the blog. best cell phone caseShe realized some details

81. Berner  |  my website   |   Mon Mar 24, 2014 @ 08:53AM

Very nice post for me.

82. Jack Halareb  |  my website   |   Fri Mar 28, 2014 @ 10:23AM

Can you turn fat into muscle?

83. Skyrim Expart   |   Sat Apr 05, 2014 @ 04:32AM

I am happy to be here because this is a very good site that provides lots of information about the topics covered in depth. I’m glad to see that people are actually writing about this issue in such a smart way. www.cvpaydayloans.com

84. International Law Degree  |  my website   |   Wed Apr 30, 2014 @ 02:11AM

This a guide to creating an employee handbook. <a href="http://www.wikidomo.info">International Law Degree</a> It also explains the importance <a href="http://www.adoptfit.info">Law Degree</a> of having an employee handbook and the benefits of your employees <a href="http://www.kspindesigns.info">Law Book Review</a> being well informed. <a href="http://www.registermyserviceanimal.biz">Law Education</a> Employee handbooks are an effective tool to communicate the company goals, <a href="http://www.sachina.biz">Education of Law</a> policies and procedures.

85. The Iconic  |  my website   |   Tue May 06, 2014 @ 01:10AM

I love to play casino

86. Vana  |  my website   |   Tue May 06, 2014 @ 09:26AM

This website is an independent how-to and instructional website.

87. Vana  |  my website   |   Tue May 06, 2014 @ 09:28AM

I want to express my admiration of your writing skill and ability to make readers read from the beginning to the end.

88. Captain America Jacket On Amazon  |  my website   |   Wed May 07, 2014 @ 02:51AM

Excellent post and wonderful blog, I really like this type of interesting articles keep it up

89. Right Parcel Delivery Services  |  my website   |   Wed May 07, 2014 @ 06:12AM

Trade show exhibit rentals can help business owners save <a href="http://www.downrightdelivery.com">Right Parcel Delivery Services</a> critical time and money at every live marketing event.

90. Vana  |  my website   |   Thu May 08, 2014 @ 08:29AM

very important , thank you for sharing information

91. Vana  |  my website   |   Thu May 08, 2014 @ 08:31AM

I want to thank you. Good job!

92. Aliegra34  |  my website   |   Fri May 09, 2014 @ 08:15AM

I would like to share my word about this article these all videos of this article is very meaningful for me.

93. Aliegra34  |  my website   |   Fri May 09, 2014 @ 08:22AM

This is really a great read for me.

94. Allan  |  my website   |   Wed May 14, 2014 @ 02:54PM

If your bump is low, you're carrying a boy.

95. Antony  |  my website   |   Thu May 22, 2014 @ 08:07AM

You sure do know what you're talking about

96. Antony  |  my website   |   Fri May 23, 2014 @ 09:55AM

What can I say, you've hit the nail right on the head!

97. Antony  |  my website   |   Fri May 23, 2014 @ 09:56AM

That is the precise blog for anybody who needs to search out out about this topic.

98. angeljulie3  |  my website   |   Mon May 26, 2014 @ 03:59AM

It is very useful for the individual persons for their problems.
http://newamericanjackets.com

99. angeljulie3  |  my website   |   Mon May 26, 2014 @ 03:53AM

It is very useful for the individual persons for their problems.
http://newamericanjackets.com

100. NewAmericanJackets X Men  |  my website   |   Tue May 27, 2014 @ 06:57AM

It was awesome for individuals, Nice Information, glad to see post.
http://newamericanjackets.com/product/dr-charles-x-men-first-class-xavier-coat-jacket.html

Post a Comment