One of the strategic objectives of USPKenya is to provide leadership in shaping the human rights discourse of persons with psychosocial disability by advocating for law reform in Kenya. This is guaranteed by the Constitution which recognizes public participation as a national value and principle of governance. With respect to the rights of persons with psychosocial disability, legislative reforms at national, regional and international level have catalysed the efforts of USP-K to effectively deliver its mandate.
The organization has been involved in the law reform process through the submission of the following position papers:
One of the principle functions of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is to review periodic reports submitted by State Parties under Article 35 of the CRPD. Disabled Persons Organizations have the opportunity to provide input on how the CRPD is being implemented at national level during various stages including the drafting of the State report, the list of issues and the concluding observations. DPOs also have a role to play in the follow up to the concluding observations, during days of general discussions and in the drafting of general comments.
In line with this, USPKenya made the following Submissions during the review of Kenya in the year 2015 as a State Party to the CRPD: