Submission to the Joint-Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters on its work programme

Consultation on Terms of Reference and Work Programme for the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters – November 2020

On the day that our Chief Commissioner and Commission Member Dr. Rosaleen McDonagh appear before the Joint Committee on Disability Matters, the Commission  welcomes the opportunity to contribute through this written submission to the development of Terms of Reference and a work programme for the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters.

The Commission is Ireland’s national human rights institution, national equality body, and designate Independent Monitoring Mechanism under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (‘CRPD’). The Commission has established a statutory Disability Advisory Committee to assist the Commission in its role of monitoring the implementation of the CRPD.

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