UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Norway (CRPD 07-05-2019)

The Committee considered the initial report of Norway (CRPD/C/NOR/1 and Corr.1) at its 455th and 456th meetings (see CRPD/C/SR.455 and 456), held on 25 and 26 March 2019. It adopted the present concluding observations at its 471st meeting, held on 4 April 2019.

Concluding observations

II. Positive aspects

  1. The Committee welcomes the progress achieved by the State party in implementing the Convention. In particular, it appreciates the adoption of the following legislative, policy and administrative measures:

(a) The Equality and Anti-Discrimination Act in January 2018;

(b) The action plan for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons on safety, diversity and openness (2017–2020), which features a programme aimed at incorporating issues relating to disability, sexuality and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons into the online information service run by the Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs;

(c) The strategy to prevent hate speech (2016–2020), aimed at combating hate speech based on disability, among other issues;

(d) The 2018 National Inclusion Initiative, which includes persons with disabilities as a target group;

(e) The Patients’ and Users’ Rights Act, in 2015, establishing in law the right to user-controlled personal assistance.

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