The optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an agreement incident to the convention that allows contracting parties to recognize the jurisdiction of the Disability Rights Commission to review individual complaints. The optional protocol came into force on May 3, 2008, at the same time as the convention. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol (A/RES/61/106) were adopted at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 13 December 2006 and were launched for signature on 30 March 2007. The convention was ratified by 82 signatories, the Optional Protocol with 44 signatories and the Convention of 1. It is the largest number of signatories in the history of a UN convention on opening day. It is the first comprehensive human rights treaty of the 21st century and the first Human Rights Convention, which can be signed by regional integration organizations. The convention came into force on May 3, 2008. In 2001, at the 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Mexico began negotiations with the active support of GRULAC (Latin American regional group). When support for an agreement failed in 2002 due to opposition to WeOG, New Zealand played a key role in achieving a supraregional impulse. From 2002 to 2003, New Zealand mediated as Chairman of the Special Committee and negotiated a consensus agreement in August 2006, in close cooperation with other members of the Committee, Jordan, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic and South Africa, as well as with Korea and Mexico. Several observers spoke of the “value-seeking behaviour” of governments, national human rights institutions and NON-governmental ORGANISATIONS. [16] The Committee`s general observations and final comments on each State report to the Committee show areas of convergence and differences of opinion among the eighteen experts.

B for example in general comments on inclusive education and independent living. [Clarification needed] [46] [47] In its short existence, the Committee issued seven general observations[48] as of August 19, 2020[update] and more than 100 final observations on state reports. This Protocol may be open to the signature of signatory states and regional integration agencies of the Convention at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 30 March 2007. The table shows the status of ratifications and signatures updated to December 31, 2017. It is the largest number of signatories in the history of a UN convention on opening day.