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Russia: For first time Russia admits overcrowding and injustice in psychiatric hospital

Duped, detained and drugged

Today, the European Court of Human Rights found that 55-year-old Jaroslav Červenka from the Czech Republic was deceived and wrongfully held in a social care institution for eight months (judgment here). Validity (formerly MDAC) calls on the Government to prohibit disability-based incarceration, and to evacuate the more than… Read More

Polish Constitutional Court says stop segregating people with disabilities

The Polish Constitutional Court has ruled that laws allowing guardians to detain people in social care institutions without court’s supervision are unconstitutional. This landmark judgment should change the law for an estimated 12,500 people under guardianship living in institutions. In 2002, Mr Stanislaw Kędzior’s brother was his guardian and sent… Read More

conference in prague

All children have the right to inclusive education

Despite significant pressure from civil society and the international community, the Czech Republic still denies inclusive education to tens of thousands of children with disabilities and from the Roma community. Few steps have been taken and there continues to be a lack of understanding about how to achieve full inclusion… Read More

Dublin Four Courts, Ireland

Ireland: Legal Capacity in Ireland

Validity (formerly MDAC) has returned from a mission to Ireland. On 29 November 2011, Oliver Lewis, Validity’s Executive Director, with colleagues from Amnesty International Ireland, met with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Justice Committee of the Dáil Éireann (the House of Representatives, the lower chamber in the Irish… Read More