The Centre for Human Rights cordially invites stakeholders including States parties, right-holders under the Convention, principally persons with disabilities through their representative organizations, other civil society organizations, independent monitoring mechanisms, national human rights institutions, and Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures mandate holders to participate in the Africa Regional Online Consultation that is scheduled to take place on 01 July 2022, at 10:00 am SAST.

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These Guidelines will complement the Committee’s General Comment No. 5 (2017) on article 19 on the right to live independently and be included in the community, and its Guidelines under article 14 on the right to liberty and security of persons with disabilities. They will provide guidance to parties to the Convention, civil society organizations and other stakeholders to support their efforts to implement the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community.

The draft guidelines are available for public consultation, and written submissions are welcomed up to 30 June 2022. Further details on how to participate in the consultation can be found at  https://www.ohchr.org/en/calls-for-input/calls-input/call-submissions-draft-guidelines-deinstitutionalization-including.

If you wish to speak at the online consultation, send an email to Ms. Auma MI Dinymoi at mary.auma@up.ac.za before the 30th of June, 2022. Write 'Regional consultation Africa' in the subject of the email. In your email, tell us

  • The full name of the person from your organization that will speak at the consultation;
  • The name of your organization;
  • The country where the organization is from or where it works
  • Attach to the email the statement you want to say during the consultation.
  • Please only send documents in Word format.
  • Your statement has to be 2000 words or less, excluding executive summary and footnotes.
  • Your written statements should be in English, French or any of the working languages of the UN.
  • Submissions must identify the paragraphs of the draft guidelines on de-institutionalization under comment and indicate suggested changes. General observations and those related to the document structure are also possible; however, stakeholders are encouraged to make specific comments to paragraphs of the draft Guidelines.
  • When relevant or possible, support sources for comments are welcome, including in footnotes and direct links.

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10:00 – 10:10  Welcome and Introduction
                         Dr Nkatha Murungi
                         Assistant Director, Programmes
                        Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

10:10 – 10:20  Introduction to Guidelines on Deinstitutionalisation
                        Ms Auma MI Dinymoi
                        Researcher, Disability Rights Unit
                        Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria             

10:20 – 10:50  Overview of Guidelines on Deinstitutionalisation
                         Mr. William Aseka
                         Africa Advocacy Manager
                        Validity Foundation

10:50 – 11:15  Discussion
                        Ms Dianah Msipa
                        Manager, Disability Rights Unit
                       Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

11:15 – 11:20  Comfort break
11:20 – 11:50  Continuation of Discussion

11:50 – 12:00  Closing Remarks
                        Ms Dianah Msipa
                       Manager, Disability Rights Unit
                       Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

For more information, please contact

Ms. Auma MI Dinymoi


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