Archive: Torture

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FIGHT TO KEEP THEIR CHILDREN

“In 2007, Alice Goltz gave birth to a baby girl. But before she left the hospital, she says two men from the Vermont Department of Children and Families walked into her room. A hospital nurse had tipped them off, she says. The men told Goltz that because of her disability, she couldn’t go home with…

National Campaign to End Violence and Abuse against People with Disability in Residential and Institutional Settings

‘Letter to the Australian Prime Minister, Hon. Tony Abbott’ (January 2015) For more than a decade, Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs), civil society organisations (CSOs); the United Nations, people with disability themselves, their families, allies, friends and advocates, have implored successive Australian Governments to act to ‘address and investigate, without delay, violence, exploitation and abuse experienced…

Women With Disabilities Australia: Report from the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) 53rd Session – Review of Australia (November 2014)

In October 2014, Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) successfully applied to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) [Disability International Participation Funding Program] for a funding grant to enable a WWDA delegate (Cashelle Dunn) to represent the views and issues of women with disabilities in Australia to the Committee Against Torture during its formal review of…

NEW REPORT: Torture in Healthcare Settings

‘Torture in Healthcare Settings: Reflections on the Special Rapporteur on Torture’s 2013 Thematic Report’ brings together contributions by more than thirty international experts in response to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez’s provocative thematic report on torture and other abusive practices in healthcare settings. Each piece in this unique volume provides…