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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
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CEU - Summer University

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The judgment represents an extraordinary victory for Mr. Stankov himself and an important impetus for the Bulgarian Government to abolish its system of guardianship and institutionalisation. Yet, the European Court of Human Rights remains entrenched in a protectionist and deficits-based model of disability and continues to be unwilling to engage with the post-CPRD era. »
The European Court of Human Rights has today found that our client Stefan Stankov was unlawfully detained in Bulgarian disability institutions for over 15 years, and was subjected to degrading treatment. »
Oliver talks about policing and prosecution of disability hate crime in the UK, asks why prosecution numbers are so low, and reflects on the rights of women with disabilities in the criminal justice system. »

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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