L'oeil de la Genève Internationale
July 2017

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will take place from 14 to 31 August at the Palais des Nations. The CRPD is one of the ten UN human rights treaty bodies.  These bodies are made of independent experts in charge of monitoring the implementation of major human rights treaties. In the case of the CRPD, the treaty is the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It was adopted in 2006.

The CRPD usually meets twice a year in Geneva. During the 18th session, it will consider reports presented by Latvia, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Morocco, Panama and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Henry Cartier-Bresson's picture was taken in Hamburg in 1952-1953, at the time of publication of his first book "Images à la sauvette", in which the photographer evokes the importance of the decisive moment for his photographs. Known as a pioneer of street photography, he captures in this picture the contrast between the movement of birds in flight and the stillness of the disabled man.