United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The purpose of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) is to promote, defend and reinforce the human rights of all persons with disabilities. It therefore serves as the legal framework for CBM advocacy.
First comprehensive human rights treaty of the 21st century
The Convention provides the legal framework within which CBM and its partners conduct advocacy.
Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
All States parties (UN Member States who have ratified the CRPD) are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights of persons with disabilities are being implemented.
See the reporting guidelines here. States must report initially within two years of ratifying the Convention and thereafter every four years. The Committee examines each report and makes suggestions and general recommendations on the report as it may consider appropriate and forwards these to the State Party concerned.
The Optional Protocol to the Convention gives the Committee competence to examine individual complaints with regard to alleged violations of the Convention by States parties to the Protocol.