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

MDAC has received a response from Luxembourg’s Minister for Family Affairs and Integration, Corinne Cahen. Ms Cahen supports MDAC’s position that several fancy dress costumes sold by Amazon are deeply offensive to people with mental health issues. Ms Cahen has written to Amazon urging them to remove the offensive items from sale. »
View the latest blog post from our Executive Director. With the European Commission’s blessing and funding, the Hungarian Government is steaming ahead with plans to segregate people with disabilities from large institutions into smaller ones. These are what they call “group homes” (institutions with 8 to 12 beds) and “living centres” (institutions of up to 25 beds). The new institutions, by their very definition, will continue to segregate people from the community. Segregation is a violation of international law. It breeds societal anger, frustration and resentment. It entrenches the very prejudices from which disability rights emerged to eradicate. Enough is enough. »
15 January 2014. Every day hundreds of people in India get electrocuted through their brain without their consent while they are fully awake. Read our Executive Director's blog post on why the Indian Psychiatric Society and the World Psychiatric Association should end its support of this terrifying and dangerous practice. »
Today, the Mental Disability Advocacy Center has resorted to submitting a complaint to the European Ombudsman alleging maladministration of the European Commission, for funding the segregation of 24,000 adults and children with disabilities in the country. »

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