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UN disability rights expert calls on Zambia to abolish Mental Disorders Act 1951, close abusive psychiatric facilities and replace them with community-based services. »
Dates: 11-13 of April 2017; and October (2 days TBC) Location: Budapest, Hungary Description: The training aims to create a pool of lawyers who are familiar with torture, cruel and inhumane and degrading treatment of children with mental disabilities and possess the tools and knowledge to litigate this successfully. »
The Polish Government has admitted that it failed to adequately investigate abuse against a man with intellectual disabilities. The case highlights discrimination against testimony provided by people with disabilities. »
A major judgment from the Constitutional Court of Moldova rules that denying access to justice for people under guardianship violates the Constitution. MDAC submitted an amicus in the case which will directly benefit 4,000 people with disabilities in the country. »

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