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 and end the use of shocks on all residents at the school.

Read The Guardian's coverage of this case here.