Universal Periodic Review
Our work as part of a coalition of Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)
PWDA is part of the Australian NGO Coalition preparing for Australia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the UN Human Rights Council in November 2015. The UPR is a mechanism for the UN Human Rights Council to review the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. Australia was last reviewed under the UPR in January 2011.
PWDA has worked with a Disability Coordination Group to jointly prepare the section on people with disability for the Australian NGO Coalition report and Fact Sheets. The Disability Coordination Group is made up of PWDA, the Australian Centre for Disability Law (ACDL), Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) and Advocacy for Inclusion (AFI).
UPR Disability Coordination Group Fact Sheets on Human Rights of People with Disability
NGO Coalition Fact Sheets on Human Rights in Australia
To assist States, NHRIs and NGOs to participate in the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of Australia in 2015, the NGO coalition has prepared a range of thematic fact sheets, which contained more detailed information. You can click the links below to view Word Document versions of the fact sheets.