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Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) letter of support on CRPD to Senators
July 23, 2014
Source: Gary Shapiro President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

Bob Dole battles home-schoolers on disabilities treaty
July 23, 2014
Source: Maggie Severns, Politico

Opening Doors to People With Disabilities Worldwide
July 23, 2014
Source: Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

IBM names West accessibility chief
July 22, 2014
Source: Larry Dignan, ZDnet

Global disabilities treaty passes committee but faces a tough fight in the Senate
July 22, 2014
Source: Patricia Zengerle, MedCity News

Announcement: Today the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) delivered a felicitations letter to our Hon Sam K. Kuteesa, the incoming President of the UN General Assembly.
July 21, 2014
Source: Mwesigwa Martin Babu, Member - UNCRPD Committee of Experts, Deputy Executive Director & Head of Prog

From the Civil Rights Act to the Disabilities Treaty
July 2, 2014
Source: Judith Heumann, DIPNOTE, U.S. Department of State Official Blog

Iowa's Harkin says fundraising, lack of relationships hurt Senate
June 23, 2014
Source: Mark Z. Barabak

UN CRPD, the Global South and Youth
June 23, 2014
Source: Elizabeth Lockwood, CBM

Civil Society CRPD Forum 2014: “Towards an Inclusive Post-2015 Agenda”
June 11, 2014
Source: IDA

Side Events Announced for 2014 Conference of State Parties to the CRPD
June 5, 2014

Roll Call: Dole, Harkin Renew Disability Treaty Push After SCOTUS Decision
June 4, 2014
Source: Niels Lesniewski

Republican Senators Urge Call for CRPD Ratification
June 4, 2014
Source: Mark Kirk, U.S. Senator For Illinois

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.

Chairman Menendez: Bond Decision Clears Way for Consideration of Disability Treaty
June 2, 2014

SENATOR BOB DOLE STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT BOND DECISION AND CRPD
June 2, 2014
Source: Marion Watkins

Harkin: Senate Should Act on Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Following Supreme Court Decision in Bond
June 2, 2014

Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Supreme Court Decision Gives Green Light to Senate to Ratify Disability Treaty
June 2, 2014



Other International News

Opening Doors to People With Disabilities Worldwide
July 23, 2014
Source: Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

IBM names West accessibility chief
July 22, 2014
Source: Larry Dignan, ZDnet

Announcement: Today the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) delivered a felicitations letter to our Hon Sam K. Kuteesa, the incoming President of the UN General Assembly.
July 21, 2014
Source: Mwesigwa Martin Babu, Member - UNCRPD Committee of Experts, Deputy Executive Director & Head of Prog

Man Must Crawl To Second Floor To Register Disability Rights Organization
July 21, 2014
Source: Zubeda Hamid, The Hindu

Joint Press Release: European Court on Human Rights says NGOs can secure justice for otherwise voiceless people who die at the hands of the state
July 21, 2014
Source: Mental Disability Advocacy Center

Georgetown Uni, Qatar to become disabled-friendly
July 21, 2014
Source: Aby Thomas, Construction Week Online

Disability discrimination commissioner condemns 'lifters, not leaners' slogan
July 21, 2014
Source: Daniel Hurst, The Guardian

Making Aircraft Lavatory Accessible To Blind People
July 18, 2014
Source: Roberto Castiglioni, Reduced Mobility Rights

International Disability Alliance Appoints Executive Director
July 18, 2014
Source: International Disability Alliance, IDA

Passage of Bahamas Disability Bill is 'most noblest of acts' by Parliament
July 17, 2014
Source: Matt Maura, BIS

International Exchanges, the Key to Unlocking a Country's Social and Economic Development?
July 16, 2014
Source: Maegan Shank, YIDA Intern, World Learning
USICD's YIDA Intern, Maegan Shank writes a blog post during her internship for World Learning,"International Exchanges, the Key to Unlocking a Country's Social and Economic Development?"

In Brazil For The World Cup, Scant Disabled Access, Abundant Good Will
July 16, 2014
Source: Fred Thys, Cognoscenti

Premier League clubs 'failing disabled fans'
July 15, 2014
Source: BBC

International Disability Alliance Elects New Chairperson
July 11, 2014
Source: International Disability Alliance

A Step in the Right Direction: New Commitments to Disability Inclusion in Refugee Settings
July 11, 2014
Source: Sarah Costa, Huffington Post

Torture and Ill-treatment banned under International Law still evident in Czech Republic psychiatric hospitals
July 3, 2014
Source: Mental Disability Advocacy Center

Alliance for Disability Inclusive Development
July 3, 2014
Source: The Himalayan Times

From the Civil Rights Act to the Disabilities Treaty
July 2, 2014
Source: Judith Heumann, DIPNOTE, U.S. Department of State Official Blog

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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.

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