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The UN women’s rights committee has told the Czech Republic to change the law on forced sterilisation, and to protect family rights of women with mental disabilities.
UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, tells UN Human Rights Council that the Moldovan Government must do more to ensure that people with disabilities can live dignified lives in inclusive communities.
MDAC’s Executive Director, Oliver Lewis, presents to the Council of Europe on the Bulgarian Government’s resistance to implementing crucial disability rights reforms ordered by the European Court of Human Rights.
The Czech Republic’s record on women’s rights was scrutinized this week, with questions regarding human rights violations against women with disabilities including forced sterilisations, denial of inclusive education, and restrictions on family rights.
MDAC has provided detailed recommendations to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights on a draft disability rights treaty which could help tackle informal guardianship, abuses in traditional medicine and strengthen social justice.
The European Court of Human Rights will consider arguments from a woman with mental health issues in Russia who was placed under plenary guardianship in closed proceedings, and subjected to involuntary detention.
MDAC intervenes in a case before the European Court of Human Rights, where a man with an intellectual disability was forced by the State to leave his foster family for an institution.
MDAC and Bulgarian partners have submitted information to the UN on high rates of institutionalisation, segregated schooling and denial of marriage rights of people with disabilities in Bulgaria.
MDAC and Forum for Human Rights (FORUM) submit information to the UN’s women’s right committee revealing widespread human rights violations against women with disabilities in the Czech Republic.
A woman with cerebral palsy and a mild intellectual disability takes her case to Strasbourg after being stripped of her right to make decisions about her life.

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