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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:

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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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Today MDAC calls for an end to guardianship systems in Europe. Read our new report and take action to #endcivildeath!

Follow us on Twitter:@mdacintl

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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  

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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.

http://mdac.info/en/stop-torture

Please invest in MDAC to challenge torture and ill-treatment.
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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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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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