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Inclusive education

20 Nov 2015 - 17:30
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Following the path laid out in Câmpeanu v Romania, the European Court of Human Rights has reaffirmed NGOs standing to secure justice for persons with disabilities who die at the hands of the State. »
Read about exciting developments at MDAC, with Phillippa Kaufmann QC taking over as Chair from Dr Felicity Callard, and Peter Chivers becoming Vice Chair. Oliver Lewis transitions to London to spearhead outreach and fundraising, and Steven Allen becomes Campaigns Director. »
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. »


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