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Supreme Court decision on deprivation of liberty - Seminar

Date: 
28 Apr 2014 - 09:30
Venue: 
Doughty Street Chambers, London

3rd European Conference on Mental Health

Date: 
10 Sep 2014 - 09:00
Venue: 
Tallinn, Estonia

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Al Jazeera's documentary 'Europe's Hidden Shame' documents that 30,000 people with disabilities are still warehoused in Romanian institutions, in breach of international law. It’s a scandal that their segregation and abuse is being funded by the European Commission. MDAC calls for compensation and reparation for the victims. »

This is the last in my blog trio about Butabika hospital, Uganda’s premier psychiatric facility, which I visited last Thursday (3 April 2014). The first blog post focused on lawlessness and the second on women. This blog post focuses on clinical practice and human rights.

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This is 2 out of a 3 part series about Butabika hospital, Uganda’s premier psychiatric facility, which I visited on 3 April 2014. The first post laid out how people are admitted and forcibly treated outside the ambit of a law, and how therefore people are unlawfully detained. The most memorable thing about the visit was the litany of gender-based discrimination which I saw, and that’s what I want to talk about in this blog post. On Friday I’ll upload a blog post about clinical care.

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This is No. 1 in a trio of OliverTalks posts about Butabika hospital, Uganda’s premier psychiatric facility, which Oliver visited with colleagues last Thursday. It lays out how people are admitted and forcibly treated outside the ambit of a law, and how therefore people are unlawfully detained. »

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