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With the European Commission's blessing and funding, the Hungarian Government is steaming ahead with plans to segregate people with disabilities from large institutions into smaller ones. These are what they call “group homes” (institutions with 8 to 12 beds) and “living centres” (institutions ...
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I have a friend who has a sister who is disabled. I was curious on if there was some where I could find more information on  disability's? Oh I almost for got she is deaf.

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Our Executive Director talks about the silent #humanrights scandal in #WestBengal psychiatric hospital - 420 inmates, 250 beds #India #disability

http://mdac.info/en/olivertalks/2013/11/12/abandoned-bedbugs-west-bengal
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I love working with these kinds of kids.  My sister has been this way since birth.  She has been such a blessing to our life.  I hope she lives a long, long time.  http://www.socialsecurityesq.com
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Victory in the #Bombay High Court - six 18 year olds with intellectual #disabilities to get out of abusive institution immediately #mumbai  
Joint press release by the Mental Disability Advocacy Center and the Human Rights Law Network, Mumbai. Yerwada Regional Mental Hospital © MDAC. No child should grow up in an institution. However, this has been the reality of the lives of six young men with intellectual disabilities in Pune, ...
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Lukáš Bures is a young cellist from the Czech Republic. After accidentally overdosing on his mental health medication he was taken to a sobering-up centre. He presented no danger and was immediately strapped with belts to a bed for three hours. This resulted in abrasions on his neck, and both ankles and wrists – particularly serious given he was a cellist. We co-represented him and he won his case at the European Court.

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Please invest in MDAC to challenge torture and ill-treatment.
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2 April is World Autism Awareness Day: light it up blue and shine a light on autism! http://www.lightitupblue.org/

#autismawareness   #autism   #autismawarenessday   #lightitupblue  
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The second post on our Executive Director's new blog!
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On the International Day of Persons with #Disabilities, our Executive Director encourages everyone to become a human rights activist. Read his 10 advocacy tips here:
I love teaching. It's is a haven of human rights substance (rather than budgeting, fundraising or management!) and I get to meet some incredible people. For the past five years I've gone to Pune, India for a week to teach on the residential school of the year-long distance learning International ...
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Today MDAC calls for an end to guardianship systems in Europe. Read our new report and take action to #endcivildeath!

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“The right to legal capacity is one of the most invisible human rights issues in Europe today, and is also one of the most important.” Thomas Hammarberg, MDAC Honorary President and formerly Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe. Today, MDAC is calling for an end to guardianship ...
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Oliver talks about #humanrights violations against #women and #girls with #disabilities in #Moldova
This op-ed appeared in the weekly Moldovan newspaper Ziarul de Gardă last week. You can find a Romanian translation here. 2200 people in Moldova are forced to live in 13 psychiatric and social care institutions: from Badiceni to Brinzeni, Balti to Bender, and Tiraspol in the Transnistria region.
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New blog post from our Exec Dir on the latest judgment of the UN Committee on the Rights of People with disabilities.

In the Nyusti and Takács v. Hungary case, two clients of the Hungarian bank OTP faced indirect discrimination when using ATMs.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/10mCv1S
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Moldova and torture: read our Executive Director's latest blog post
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The Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) is an international human rights organisation which advances the rights of children and adults with intellectual disabilities and psycho-social disabilities. MDAC uses law to promote equality and social inclusion through strategic litigation, advocacy, research and monitoring and capacity-building. MDAC operates at the global level as well as regional and domestic levels in Europe and Africa.