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NDY Submission to United Nations Criticizes Proposal To Support Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Submission re: Draft General Comment on Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – Right to Life October 6, 2017 Executive Summary Not Dead Yet USA is a national, grassroots disability rights group that opposes legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia as deadly forms of discrimination against old, ill and disabled … Continue reading NDY Submission to United Nations Criticizes Proposal To Support Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

It’s (Long Past) Time for the U.S. To Ratify the United Nations Disability Treaty

I want to pass on a message I received about activities tomorrow in support of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  The rally is being sponsored by the National Council on Independent Living, one of NDY’s closest allies.  Here’s the information I received (excerpts): PLEASE Call your Senators!  And … Continue reading It’s (Long Past) Time for the U.S. To Ratify the United Nations Disability Treaty

Why I Support the CRPD

This past week, the U.S. Senate voted to proceed with consideration of U.S.ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  With a two-thirds majority required to move to the next step, the cloture vote was 61 to 36, with 3 not voting. Not Dead Yet has not yet formally … Continue reading Why I Support the CRPD

NDY Concerns Included in US Human Rights Network Stakeholder Reports to UN Human Rights Council

Today – August 24, 2010 – The US Human Rights Network (USHRN) published a compilation of 26 stakeholder reports in response to the report on domestic human rights submitted by the US State Department to the United Nations Human Rights Council. From the press release of the USHRN announcing the stakeholder reports: The report on … Continue reading NDY Concerns Included in US Human Rights Network Stakeholder Reports to UN Human Rights Council