Coming Up

Alternative Dispute Resolution Summer School

Date: 
22 Jun 2015 - 09:00
Venue: 
CEU - Summer University

Strategic Human Rights Litigation

Date: 
13 Jul 2015 - 09:00
Venue: 
CEU - Summer University

Constitution-building in Africa

Date: 
20 Jul 2015 - 09:00
Venue: 
CEU - Summer University

News

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Europe’s premier torture prevention body: the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT). The CPT is made up of one expert from each of the 47 countries of the Council of Europe, and travels around the continent inspecting places of detention. These include psychiatric hospitals and social care institutions. It has an important role in pushing governments to end abusive practices against people who are deprived of their liberty.

 

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The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and MDAC call on Czech President Miloš Zeman to withdraw his opposition to inclusive education for children with disabilities and Romani children. »
Last week in Kampala, MDAC and our partners at Mental Health Uganda called on the Ugandan government to take decisive action to tackle widespread torture, ill-treatment and exploitation against people with mental health issues in the country. Launching two major reports, the organisations criticized a complete breakdown in law resulting in abusive practices in state psychiatric hospitals and communities. »
The Czech Supreme Administrative Court has acknowledged that children with disabilities have an enforceable right to receive social services to ensure that they can continue living in the community, with their families. »

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