The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Became Law

In January 2011, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. This important law — named for an NYPD Detective and 9/11 responder whose death has been attributed to exposure to toxic dust and debris at Ground Zero — will help ensure medical treatment and compensation for 9/11 responders and other survivors. It took over 8 years to pass this legislation. Amnesty International members wrote and called their members of Congress to support it. We are now calling for Congress to fully fund and implement the law. Under international law, victims of crimes against humanity such as the 9/11 attacks have a right to reparations, including medical and psychological care.