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Article 31
Statistics and data collection


1. States Parties undertake to collect appropriate information, including statistical and research data, to enable them to formulate and implement policies to give effect to the present Convention. The process of collecting and maintaining this information shall:

(a) Comply with legally established safeguards, including legislation on data protection, to ensure confidentiality and respect for the privacy of persons with disabilities;

(b) Comply with internationally accepted norms to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms and ethical principles of statistics.

2. The information collected in accordance with this article shall be disaggregated as appropriate and used to help assess the implementation of States Parties obligations under the present Convention, and to identify and address the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in exercising their rights.

3. States Parties shall assume the responsibility for the dissemination of these statistics and ensure their accessibility to persons with disabilities and others.




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