April 17, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) found on Wednesday that Argentine authorities had failed to ensure equal access and use of prison services and facilities for a prisoner with disabilities. The CRPD stated that Argentina is obliged to not only correct the current ...[read more]
November 8, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Thursday that New York City violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to accommodate the needs of the city's disabled residents during recent emergencies. The lawsuit certified as a class action in ...[read more]
September 18, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) said Tuesday that the ongoing Syrian Civil War has victimized those with disabilities. The committee, which is made up of independent human rights experts, noted that Syria is a party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons ...[read more]
September 14, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
An independent UN human rights expert on Friday urge Moldovan authorities to adopt regulations that allow for greater inclusion for those with disabilities and Romas into society. UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepulveda, recently finished a fact finding ...[read more]
August 16, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The UK Court of Protection ruled Friday that a man with learning disabilities who does not possess the capacity to provide informed consent should have a vasectomy because it is in his "best interests." The man, known as DE, has already fathered one child with his girlfriend and the child is now ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Endia Vereen
The UK Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a law against euthanasia. Tony Nicholson, now deceased, was the victim of a paralyzing stroke. Paul Lamb was severely paralyzed after a car accident. Both men challenged the UK's definition of murder, seeking medical assistance in committing suicide. In ...[read more]
July 16, 2013
by G. Redd
The Chinese education system fails to include students with disabilities, according to a report released Monday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report, "As Long as They Let Us Stay in Class: Barriers to Education for Persons with Disabilities in China," is based on more than 60 interviews with ...[read more]
March 15, 2013
by Ben Klaber
JURIST Guest Columnist Perry A. Zirkel of Lehigh University says the US Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights' latest "Dear Colleague" letter, like its predecessor concerning bullying, serves primarily as a public reminder and reinforcement of a current priority rather than an expansion ...[read more]
January 26, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The Office for Civil Rights of the US Department of Education on Friday issued guidance clarifying school districts' existing legal obligations to give disabled students an equal chance to compete in extracurricular sports alongside their peers without disabilities. The US Secretary for Education ...[read more]
January 16, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On January 16, 2009, the US Supreme Court granted certiorari in six cases, including a case concerning the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The case examined whether IDEA permits a tuition reimbursement award for a student unilaterally placed in private school by parents from a ...[read more]

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