The Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CAHDPH) was set up to steer the intergovernmental work in the field of disability rights, assigned to it by the Committee of Ministers. The Ad Hoc Committee has given advice, guidance and support to other Council of Europe bodies and to member states on disability related issues. The Ad Hoc Committee has been entrusted with the preparation of the Council of Europe Disability Strategy for 2017-2023 and support of its implementation.