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.
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) has released its Concluding Observations on Kenya, recommending the Goverment to take emasures against forced sterilisation and informal deprivation of the right to legal capacity.
On 3 September 2015 MDAC organised a roundtable on inclusive education, together with our partners, the League of Human Rights and the Open Society Fund Prague, in order to agree practical next steps for reform of the education system.
Yesterday and today, the UN’s CRPD Committee examined the European Union’s compliance with the Convention. Here are seven things we learnt during the session.
MDAC Executive Director Oliver Lewis has today written an open letter to Ms. Maria Soledad Cisternas Reyes, Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, regarding the European Union's compliance with international disability rights law.
MDAC and partners call on Kenya to take action against forced sterilisation of women with mental disabilities and dismantle barriers to political participation at the CRPD Committee's 14th session in Geneva.
MDAC and Slovak partners submit alternative report to UN disability rights committee providing data on high levels of educational segregation, guardianship and institutionalisation of people with mental disabilities in the country.