CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 17

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: (a) Bring anti-discrimination laws into line with CRPD. Bring into force any outstanding Equality Act 2010 provisions, including the duty to make reasonable adjustments to common parts of rented homes. (b) Ensure reforms of the disability rights law in Northern Ireland reflect recommendations by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland in 2012, to protect disabled people from all forms of discrimination.

Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Bring its anti-discrimination legislation into accordance with the Convention and speed up the process to bring into force all legislative provisions in the Equality Act 2010, including those concerning reasonable accommodation in the housing sector. (b) Take the necessary measures through the appropriate authorities, once the Northern Ireland government is in place, to ensure that the Northern Ireland Executive reform on disability rights law reflects the recommendations made by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland in its 2012 Strengthening Protection for Disabled People report to protect persons with disabilities in Northern Ireland from direct and indirect disability-based discrimination and discrimination through association.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

5 (equality and non-discrimination)

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