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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
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CEU - Summer University

Constitution-building in Africa

Date: 
20 Jul 2015 - 09:00
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CEU - Summer University

News

The UK House of Lords has found that supported decision-making for people with disabilities is 'not well embedded', and strongly criticised the fact that tens of thousands continue to be deprived of their liberty without the protection of the law. »
A legally-binding European standard on involuntary psychiatric detention and treatment is being drafted by the Council of Europe. If you or a loved one have a “mental disorder” (not our phrase), you should be concerned. We attended a meeting in Paris on 11 March to find out more. Read what is at stake in this blog post from our Executive Director. The committee secretariat wants your comments by 21 March. »
Today, on International Women’s Day, MDAC calls on European governments to commit to eradicating violence against women with disabilities. This week the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights released a report on violence against women across the EU. It reveals that women with disabilities are far more likely to be victims of physical and sexual abuse than those without disabilities. »
Leading psychiatrists are calling for a hierarchy of rights for people with 'mental disorders'. In this blog post, MDAC's Executive Director argues that their views offend well-established notions of human rights. The is the first in a three-part series, based on a chapter in a new book which discusses torture in healthcare settings. »

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