Germany ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2008. You can find more information here.
The Federal Government of Germany submitted its first report to the Committee of the Disability Rights Convention in 2011.
In 2012 an Alliance of Disability Rights NGOs was formed. This Alliance is a group of non-governmental organisations working on disability rights issues. The Alliance drafted a shadow report (German) in 2012, which was published on 21 March 2013. BUG coordinated the development of the chapter concerning discrimination. In March 2013, the shadow report was published.