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Autonomy Summer School 2014

21 Aug 2014 - 09:00
University of Essex

3rd European Conference on Mental Health

10 Sep 2014 - 09:00
Tallinn, Estonia


In 2010 my colleague Eyong went to Kenya to find out what the top issues for people with disabilities were. There, he met with lots of great NGOs like Users and Survivors of Psychiatry Kenya, and the Kenyan Association of People with Intellectual Handicap.

Yesterday evening, MDAC Executive Director, Oliver Lewis chaired a seminar at Doughty Street Chambers in London, entitled 'Deprivation of Liberty'. The seminar explored the recent UK Supreme Court decisions in two conjoined cases. It also examined what happens when international law is not applied in the domestic context, and the need for change. »
On 25 April 2014, in partnership with the Flemish organisation Gelijke Rechten voor ledere Persoon met een handicap (Equal Rights for Each Person with a disability - 'GRIP'), MDAC sent a collective complaint to the European Committee of Social Rights, challenging the policy of segregating children with disabilities in education in Flanders. »
This blog post is co-written with Michael Bach. We presented ideas on how Northern Ireland needs to rethink the approach to legal capacity in March, at a conference organised by Mencap Northern Ireland and the Northern Irish Association for Mental Health. »


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