Who we are

Validity is a dynamic community of professionals and volunteers, brought together by a desire to reverse injustice and segregation. We are experts in using the law in innovative ways – through strategic litigation and advocacy – to advance the rights of people with mental health issues and intellectual disabilities. Our staff are based in Budapest, Hungary and we work closely with an international network of lawyers, volunteers, organisations of persons with disabilities and human rights activities. Our Trustees are passionate about our work, with the skills and experience to ensure that we do it well. We have fifteen years’ experience working in partnership with human rights lawyers and disability groups throughout the world. Law firms support our activities on a pro bono basis, increasing our capacity to create impact.

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Our Partners

In each country, Validity works in partnership with a network of NGOs and lawyers, offering our expertise so that national movements can achieve change.