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Today the Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) is calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta not to sign the Marriage Bill which will deny the right to marriage to any person who has "any mental disorder or mental disability", a day before we launch a major report on the right to legal capacity in the country. »
MDAC is pleased to see the UK Supreme Court recognising that placing people with disabilities in institutions without their agreement is a deprivation of liberty, referencing so many of our leading cases at the European Court of Human Rights. »
In the final instalment of his three part blog series, MDAC’s Executive Director discusses the importance of advocacy and restorative justice as possible solutions to psychiatry’s failure to recognise and deal with human rights abuses among its professionals. »
Today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights released a report on his 19-21 November 2013 visit to Denmark. Commissioner Nils Muižnieks noted that Denmark has policies in place that promote the autonomy of persons with disabilities. However he expressed deep concern that people with intellectual disabilities and psycho-social (mental health) disabilities are being segregated from the rest of the community, subjected to their legal capacity being stripped from them and being placed under guardianship. »

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