June 15, 2021

June 17 webinar – transitional justice and disability

Transitional Justice and Disability in the Americas: Accountability for Serious and Pervasive Human Rights Violations Justicia transicional y discapacidad en las Américas: rendición de cuentas por violaciones graves a derechos humanos Thursday, June 1710 – 11:15 am EDT Click here to register. Speakers:Juliana Bustamante, Director of PAIIS ColombiaAlberto Vásquez, President of Sociedad y Discapacidad (SODIS) […]

May 13, 2021

Call for submissions to UN working group on deinstitutionalization

On behalf of the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) and Disability Rights International (DRI), we are writing to let you know about a regional “consultation” being organized by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) to solicit input from people with disabilities and their allies on experiences and […]

April 29, 2021

Torture at Massachusetts school – Eric Rosenthal on Today Show

“You don’t have to be a human rights lawyer to seethere is something deeply wrong here.” – Eric Rosenthal Last year, the FDA banned the use of shock devices as “treatment” for people with disabilities at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts but the fight is not over – the Center continues to use the shock devices on people […]

March 1, 2021

March 4 webinar: COVID-19, institutionalization of persons with disabilities, and the right to truth

Thursday, March 49am to 10:30am EST hosted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutes (ENNHRI) The webinar explored human rights documentation and the “right to truth” to fight the dangers of institutions — especially in light of COVID-19. The list of speakers […]

December 2, 2020

Children with Disabilities in Adversity – webinar December 4

Join us on Friday, December 4 for a webinar on Children with Disabilities in Adversity as part of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Host organizations and presenters: Eric Rosenthal, Disability Rights International Steven Allen, Validity Foundation Miroslava-Mima Ivanovic, European Network for Independent Living, Youth […]