Human Rights

There’s a Disability Rights Treaty. The United States Still Hasn’t Ratified it.

It opened for signature a decade ago. It’s time for the U.S. Senate to act. Source: There’s a Disability Rights Treaty. The United States Still Hasn’t Ratified it. On a Friday afternoon in July 2009, President Obama gave remarks in the East Room of the White House about the signing of an international human rights treaty …

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Study Finds Medical Procedures Violating the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities: Stunting Growth, Removing Body Parts with No Judicial Review

Study Finds Medical Procedures Violating the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities: Stunting Growth, Removing Body Parts with No Judicial Review Washington, DC – In a first of its kind study, the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) determined that performing certain medical procedures or withholding life sustaining treatment in non-terminal situations without judicial review violates …

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