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Monitoring mechanisms designed to serve persons with intellectual disabilities: exploring the implementation of article 16 CRPD in Cyprus

Kakoullis, Emily Julia 2019. Monitoring mechanisms designed to serve persons with intellectual disabilities: exploring the implementation of article 16 CRPD in Cyprus. International Journal of Law in Context 15 (1) , pp. 33-50. 10.1017/S1744552318000101

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Abstract

In its concluding observations for Cyprus, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Committee stated that it ‘is concerned about the insufficiency of legal provisions and accessible mechanisms to detect, report, prevent and combat all forms of violence’.1 This paper focuses on the independent monitoring obligation Article 16(3) CRPD places on states parties, and discusses the implications of the insufficient implementation of Article 16(3) as it affects adults with intellectual disabilities in Cyprus. It examines the existing monitoring frameworks, explains why they do not meet with Article 16(3) CRPD requirements and explores the relationship of the national human rights institutions (NHRIs) with Article 16(3). This paper enables understanding as to how, despite pre-existing monitoring frameworks in place, no independent monitoring action has been taken since the ratification of the CRPD. It argues that there is an immediate need for measures to achieve the implementation of Article 16(3) and makes recommendations for Cyprus and other states parties.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: ?? LAWPL ??
Law
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
ISSN: 1744-5523
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 24 May 2018
Date of Acceptance: 17 April 2018
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2021 12:59
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/111759

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