International Civil Rights


AUCD advocates for the protection of equal rights of children and adults with disabilities in all parts of the world, through international measures, including ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).





Highlights From the 39th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

On February 27th, the Center on Disability Studies (HI-UCEDD) welcomed over 750 attendees representing 12 countries from across the globe to Honolulu, Hawaiʻi to the 39th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity both online and in-person. In celebration of the conference theme, Beyond Access: Building a Culture of Belonging we aimed to explore how we all live to belong, to be part of something greater than ourselves.



AUCD International Special Interest Group

An International Collaborative on Disability Rights and Inclusion

The International Collaborative on Disability is comprised of network members who have a strong interest in or whose work are related to international activities. This include, but is not limited to, research and evaluation, education, training, practice, technical assistance, and information dissemination.



To Survive, and to Laugh

Air-raid sirens interrupt classes and rip through other aspects of daily life in western Ukraine. For Sergiy Sydoriv, an education professor at Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk, life outside the heavy bombardment area comes with blaring reminders that life is still far from normal.





Neglected and Abused Abroad: A Look at the Severe Mistreatment of Individuals with Disabilities Around the World and How the US Can Help

A Report from the CCD International Task Force

With the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities potentially before the Senate this fall, the CCD International Task Force developed this report on the conditions faced by people with disabilities around the world and why the US must ratify the Convention.



Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities: Get the Facts

Get the facts on the Disability Treaty, see what disability and veterans organizations support the treaty, and read some of the media response to the treaty's defeat in the Senate



Status Update on the CRPD

One page on the legislative history of the treaty and where it stands now.

pdf File CRPD Status Update.pdf [download]