Out of Sight: Human Rights in Psychiatric Hospitals and Social Care Institutions in Croatia
The report presents the findings of monitoring visits made to four psychiatric hospitals and four social care institutions in June 2010. It makes assessments according to international human rights law and standards, identifies problems in the implementation of these standards and presents specific legislative shortcomings that create limitations or provide an insufficient framework for practice. However, the underlying motivation behind the publication is to highlight the daily lives and experiences of people with intellectual disabilities and people with psycho-social (mental health) disabilities living in these institutions, whether temporarily or as life-long residents. In doing so, the report emphasises the need to focus laws and policies to fulfil the right to live in the community for every person with disabilities.