The Monitoring Committee has been constituted on the basis of § 13 of the Federal Disability Act.
It is an independent committee that monitors compliance with the human rights of persons with disabilities by the public administration for the area of federal competence (legislation and execution of the federal government).
It refers to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The members of the committee are:
- four representatives of organized persons with disabilities
(and one substitute member each)
- one representative of a non-governmental organization in the field of human rights (and one substitute member)
- one representative of a non-governmental organization in the field of development cooperation (and one substitute member)
- one representative of scientific teaching (and one substitute member).
The current composition of the monitoring committee can be found here.
The Ministry of Social Affairs is represented in an advisory capacity.
What can the monitoring committee do?
- can obtain opinions from administrative bodies in individual cases,
- issues recommendations and opinions concerning the rights of persons with disabilities in connection with matters relating to the UN Convention,
- reports regularly to the Federal Disability Advisory Board on its deliberations.
How do I contact the monitoring committee?
You can contact the office of the Monitoring Committee directly:
Association for the Support of the Independent Monitoring Committee
Walcherstrasse 6 / Unit 4 / Top 6A
Tel: +43 1 295 43 17