Employment opportunities at MDAC. We're currently looking for a Project Manager for a major new project training lawyers on the rights of children with mental disabilities.
A Ugandan women with mental health issues pursues justice at the Kampala High Court after brutal treatment at the hands of the police.
Human rights experts from around the globe gathered for a workshop in Budapest focusing on sexual and reproductive rights for marginalised groups.
Making legal history, the Slovak Supreme Court this week ruled that children with disabilities must be supported to access mainstream inclusive education alongside their non-disabled peers. Directly applying international human rights law, the Court held that denial of inclusive education, in some circumstances, amounts to unlawful discrimination.
Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, published a report this week following a visit to Slovakia earlier this year. It revealed that mainstream education is not inclusive of people with mental disabilities and that institutionalisation is still prevalent.
Landmark ruling: 4 year old girl with profound multiple disabilities is told by a court in Slovakia that she will not be institutionalised and that the local authority should provide her with in-home support.
Catalina Devandas-Aguilar – the UN Special Rapporteur on Disability – called on the Moldovan Government, following a visit to Moldova, to “take immediate action to close its institutions”.
MDAC has taken a step forward in a case against Russia at the European Court of Human Rights. MDAC's client was illegally detained and forcibly treated with psychiatric medication against his will.
Argentina’s mental health system needs shaking up. I spent a few days with its savvy public defenders. They’re ideally-placed to create legal havoc.
The UN disability committee has told the European Union to stop funding segregation of people with disabilities. This adds to the pressure on the European Commission to finally begin a process of rehabilitation and restitution for the thousands of victims of its erroneous and unlawful spending spree that has resulted in their life-long segregation in institutions.