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).





Special RDS Issue on Disability & Sub-Saharan Africa Now Available

The Center on Disability Studies at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, College of Education, is pleased to announce the release of an Extended Special Issue of Review of Disability Studies: Understanding Disability in Sub-Saharan Africa. The double issue (pp. 343) is now available at .The interdisciplinary issue features renowned guest editors Elvis Imafidon (University of London) & Charlotte Baker (Lancaster University), two preeminent scholars on disability & Sub-Saharan Africa.



The Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Civic Engagement in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ethiopia

Meet the Fall 2022 Cohort of Professional Fellows! This group of eight accomplished disability rights leaders from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ethiopia will travel to the United States in October 2022 to participate in an intensive 5-week Fellowship Program where they will exchange and discuss best practices for inclusive civic engagement with their US colleagues.



Encuesta En Linea: Proyecto de video de atencion medica

La Asociacion de Centros Universitarios sobre Discapacidades (AUCD) y Community Catalyst quieren aprender sobre las experiencias de las personas con discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo al recibir atencion medica.





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]

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