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The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in a case against Russia, criticising the poor quality of state-funded legal representation in the country, and admonishing its justice system for failing to allow people to effectively challenge their psychiatric detention. »

I would like to say a few words, on behalf of all MDAC and on my own behalf, on hearing the news that our dear client, collaborator, friend and hero Rusi Stanev has died, at the age of 61. My heart goes out to people whose lives were touched by Rusi, to the Bulgarian disability rights movement, and to my colleagues who have kindly shared their memories and thoughts about what Rusi meant to them.

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UN disability rights expert calls on Zambia to abolish Mental Disorders Act 1951, close abusive psychiatric facilities and replace them with community-based services. »
Dates: 11-13 of April 2017; and October (2 days TBC) Location: Budapest, Hungary Description: The training aims to create a pool of lawyers who are familiar with torture, cruel and inhumane and degrading treatment of children with mental disabilities and possess the tools and knowledge to litigate this successfully. »

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