July 23, 2010

Disability Rights International Launches New Name and Website

August 6, 2010 — Washington, DC-– We are proud to announce our organization’s new name, Disability Rights International. Our mission has not changed. Formerly Mental Disability Rights International, we remain committed to protecting the human rights and promoting the integration into society of people with disabilities. Our new name reflects the reality that people with […]

July 12, 2010

Disability Rights International Alleges Torture Against Children and Adults with Disabilities in the United States

Washington, DC — April 29, 2010 — Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) has found children and adults with disabilities tortured and abused at a “special needs” residential facility in Massachusetts and has filed an “urgent appeal” with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture to demand the United States government end the torture immediately. MDRI’s […]