This page contains video documenting Disability Rights International’s accomplishments, investigations, and media coverage. Please be aware that some content may be disturbing to some viewers. (Note that videos may refer to the organization under its former name, Mental Disability Rights International)
Video Testimony before the Inter-American Commission on Torture in Mexico’s Institutions: Disability Rights International (DRI) and a coalition of partners from Mexico testified before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) at a public hearing on Friday, March 23, 2012. DRI’s findings in Mexico are “deeply disturbing” said DRI Executive Director Eric Rosenthal, J.D., “and the Mexican government must be pressured to protect its most vulnerable citizens – those locked away for a lifetime because they have a disability – living in orphanages, psychiatric institutions and other social care facilities.”
Abandoned & Disappeared (Mexico): DRI conducted a year-long investigation in Mexico in 2010, culminating in the release of the report, Abandoned & Disappeared: Mexico’s Segregation and Abuse of Children and Adults with Disabilities. Within institutions, investigators identify a broad range of atrocious conditions and life-threatening forms of mistreatment.
Hidden Suffering (Romania): Romania’s segregation and abuse of infants and children with disabilities.
My Right to Make my Decisions: A documentary about Serbia’s legal capacity laws and the human rights of people with disabilities. Created by Mental Disability Rights Initiative of Serbia.
2008 AADP Henry B. Betts Award: Eric Rosenthal, Executive Director of Disability Rights International, received the distinguished 2008 Henry B. Betts Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities.
2003 Paul G. Hearne Award: Alison A. Hillman, former Director of Disability Rights International’s Americas Programs, received the 2003 Paul G. Hearne Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities in recognition for her demonstrated leadership and efforts to empower persons with disabilities.