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

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. »
The European Commission has refused MDAC’s call to investigate the misuse of EU funds to segregate people with mental disabilities in Hungary. As the European Parliament has stated that it ‘deplores’ segregation in institutions, MDAC is turning to political channels to prevent EU taxpayers’ money being used to violate the human rights of people with mental disabilities. »
MDAC has received a response from Luxembourg’s Minister for Family Affairs and Integration, Corinne Cahen. Ms Cahen supports MDAC’s position that several fancy dress costumes sold by Amazon are deeply offensive to people with mental health issues. Ms Cahen has written to Amazon urging them to remove the offensive items from sale. »

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