April 15, 2019

Watch video – Webinar on Family and Community Integration of Children under CRPD

On April 30, 2019, the European Network on Independent Living and Disability Rights International held a webinar on ‘Family and Community Integration of Children under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): Implications for Group Homes and Residential Care of New Human Rights Standards and Findings from Research’. The webinar featured […]

March 19, 2019

Victory for disability rights in Mexico

Mexico City – March 19, 2019 – In a historic ruling, Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice has determined that the guardianship of people with disabilities is unconstitutional and contrary to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Disability Rights International submitted an amicus curiae to the Supreme Court to support […]

January 16, 2019

DRI wins case to end torture

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has issued an immediate ban on the shock treatment used on children and adults with disabilities at a school in Massachusetts.    In November, DRI filed a petition against the United States before the IACHR to demand that the United States impose a federal ban on this practice […]

December 10, 2018

Support Disability Rights International today

Dear DRI supporter, It is hard to believe, but it has been 25 years since Disability Rights International (DRI) was founded! In the beginning, we were trying to convince the world that disability rights were human rights, that all people – regardless of a disability – are protected by the same human rights. And due […]

November 27, 2018

DRI files case demanding US end torture of children – story in the Guardian

In 2010, Disability Rights International filed an “urgent appeal” to the United Nations to stop the use of electric shocks as punishment against children with disabilities at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts. DRI called it “Torture not Treatment” and the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture agreed. The shocks were banned on new admissions to […]