The optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an ancillary agreement with the Convention that allows its contracting parties to recognize the jurisdiction of the Disability Rights Committee to review complaints from persons with disabilities.  The text relies to a large extent on the optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. A disability organization, the International Disability Alliance, summarizes and interprets each case (37 cases as of July 30, 2020).  People from Australia, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Lithuania, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Austria, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Hungary, Greece and Ecuador received the first complaints. A communication from the commission was X against Tanzania. This is a person with albinism who had cut off an arm. The failure of the state that was presented to the Committee was a failure to investigate or prosecute. The Committee`s general observations and final observations on each State report to the Committee show areas of convergence and divergence among the eighteen experts, for example in this regard. B on inclusive education and independent living. [Clarification needed]   In its short existence, the Committee issued seven general observations as of August 19, 2020[update] and more than 100 final observations on state reports.
(The signatories are countries or regional integration organizations that are signatories to the convention and its optional protocol) United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Tables and information on countries ratified by signature, confirmation, membership and ratification. The DPRC has many « freedoms, » guarantees that states will provide housing, food, employment, health care and personal assistance, as defined in the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. These are positive commitments that the state will make beyond the promises of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  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.  The European Union, Azerbaijan, Canada, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, the Syrian Arab Republic, Venezuela and many other parties have been among the other parties that have terminated reservations, agreements or declarations regarding their ratification or accession.
By 16 August 2020, twenty-two parties had formally opposed reservations, agreements or statements from other parties.  The DPRC includes many « freedoms of life » that reflect liberal and humanistic ideals enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and human rights documents from many states such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.