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In Geneva this afternoon a delegation of the Serbian government tried to convince the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that it was “committed to inclusion”. Yesterday in a village called Stamnica, 120km from the capital Belgrade, the Serbian Government opened a new 112-bed building adding to an institution that now has 344 beds. »
Today, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in a landmark case against Russia where a father was unlawfully denied custody of his daughter on account of his disability. The Court unanimously held that Russia had breached the father's right to respect for his family life. »
The European Court of Human Rights found the Russian Government in breach of international human rights law after unlawfully detaining a child with disabilities in juvenile centre for 30 days. »
Last week Oliver was in Bulgaria and with colleagues met members of the Government, the Parliament, the Ombudsman Office, the Supreme Court and civil society. They focused on advocating for adoption of a draft law which would abolish guardianship for people with disabilities and introduce supported decision-making. »

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