USICD Media Releases & Publications

Media Releases

Georgia Disability Leaders Join National Advocates to Call on Senators Isakson and Chambliss to Vote for Ratification of the Disability Community when the Senate Returns to Washingotn in November
October 7, 2014
Georgia disability leaders and veterans join national advocates to call on Senators Isakson and Chambliss to vote for ratification of the "Disability Treaty" (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, CRPD) when the Senate returns to Washington in November. People with disabilities, including war-disabled veterans, constitute a large but overlooked voting block and will not accept anything less than immediate ratification. Press conference is being held today in the 7th floor auditorium of the Sepherd Center at 2020 Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia.

New Project Pioneers Enforcing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Globally
September 8, 2014

Disability Advocates Call for Senate Action on Treaty Following Supreme Court Ruling in Bond Case
June 2, 2014
Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Bond v. United States. The unanimous judgment supports what disability advocates and legal scholars had long contended: that the Bond case is not an obstacle to ratifying the Disability Treaty. The coalition of over 800 disability, veteran, and faith organizations working in support of the Treaty today call on the Senate to proceed promptly to ratification of the Disability Treaty.

Paralympians Call on Congress to Ratify the Disability Treaty
April 3, 2014

Japan Ratifies Disability Treaty, While U.S. Lags Behind
January 22, 2014

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, USICD Calls for Ratification of Disability Treaty
December 3, 2013

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Holds Second Hearing on Disability Treaty
November 21, 2013

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Holds Hearing on Disability Treaty
November 6, 2013

Fifthe Freedom Encourages Members to sign HI's CRPD Petition
August 29, 2013
Source: Fifth Freedon

American Disability Community Denounces Failure to Pass Treaty in U.S. Senate
December 4, 2012

USICD Statement Recognizing the 2012 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2012
USICD members, staff, and officers join our global peers around the world in celebrating December 3, 2012 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

U.S. International Council on Disabilities Urges U.S. Senate to Approve Ratification for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
May 25, 2012
USICD Applauds Bipartisan Group of Senators for Supporting Ratification

USICD Statement on 2011 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 2, 2011

Prototype Global Disability Rights Library Launches
June 14, 2011

USICD Welcomes Suzanne Richard as Outreach Cooridinator
March 30, 2011

USICD in Solidarity with Japanese Disability Community
March 17, 2011

USICD Welcomes Esme Grant as new Disability Rights Educator
March 1, 2011

Media Release: Call for Applications to Receive Global Disability Rights Library
January 6, 2011

On the Occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2010

USICD Submits Written Testimony for Senate Hearing
November 18, 2010

USICD Welcomes Sherzodbek Sharipov
September 10, 2010
USICD is pleased to announce the arrival of our first international fellow Sherzodbek Sharipov through the Atlas Corps Fellowship program.

Community Letter to Senators Kerry and Lugar on CRPD Ratification
July 29, 2010

Tony Coelho Calls for Your Support for CRPD Ratification
July 19, 2010

USICD Statement Recognizing 2010 International Women's Day
March 8, 2010

USICD Collaborates to Develop Global Disability Rights Library
March 4, 2010
USICD is collaborating with the University of Iowa’s WiderNet Project to produce and distribute a Global Disability Rights Library for use in both developed and developing countries. This library will be an enhanced version of WiderNet’s eGranary Digital Library, an off-line information storage and collaboration platform that provides Internet-like access to digital resources without requiring Internet connectivity.

December 11, 2009
On Friday 11 December 2009, the Center for Legal Resources and INTERIGHTS filed an application with the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of five patients who died at the Poiana Mare Psychiatric Hospital in the period January to February 2004.

USICD Statement Recognizing the 2009 International Day of People with Disabilities
December 3, 2009

The CRPD: Briefing for Americas Diplomatist Magazine
August 14, 2009

America and the CRPD: Editorial for Rehabilitation International Journal
August 3, 2009

Statement from USICD President Marca Bristo on the day of US signing
July 30, 2009

Americans with disabilities applaud President Obama’s intention to sign the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
July 21, 2009
The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), representing a broad constituency of Americans with disabilities and disability organizations, praised today’s announcement of President Barack Obama’s intention to sign the international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).