USICD Media Releases & Publications
USICD Supports Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
February 11, 2016
The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) welcomes the transmission of the Marrakesh Treaty to the U.S. Senate for its advice and consent to ratification by the United States.
ADA Inspires Global Expansion of Disability Rights
July 24, 2015
25 years later, we should be proud that the ADA triggered an expansion of human rights and protections globally
USICD Speaks at the UN Conference on Disabilities
June 9, 2015
USICD’s Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs Intern Biographies 2015
May 20, 2015
On May 24, interns will arrive to Washington DC and settle in at George Washington University’s dormitory for an eight-week long internship at various international NGOs based in the DC area and the Department of State. Before beginning work at their posts, they will participate in a week-long orientation program. Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation has generously funded USICD’s Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs internship program for the last three years, offering opportunities to youth with disabilities from across the United States who are interested in careers in the fields of international development or foreign affairs.
Senate Fails to Act, Disability Leaders Outraged on Int'l Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2014
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, American disability leaders express outrage over the Senate's inaction on ratification of the international Disability Treaty (the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD).
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.
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.
Japan Ratifies Disability Treaty, While U.S. Lags Behind
January 22, 2014
Fifthe Freedom Encourages Members to sign HI's CRPD Petition
August 29, 2013
Source: Fifth Freedon
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
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 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.
Tony Coelho Calls for Your Support for CRPD Ratification
July 19, 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.
ABUSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTIONS: ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
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.
The CRPD: Briefing for Americas Diplomatist Magazine
August 14, 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).