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

In a report released today, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, said that human rights in Europe are in a “crisis unprecedented since the end of the Cold War”, and that people with disabilities face "discrimination on a daily basis". »

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.

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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. »

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