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The European Court of Human Rights is currently examining the case of a young Polish man who was forcibly detained and treated in a psychiatric hospital against his will. The court found that, because of his mental health issue, he was not guilty of an alleged assault. He started treatment and experts testified that his health had improved. However, the court decided to lock him up anyway. MDAC has submitted legal arguments to the ECtHR supporting his right to liberty and freedom from forced treatment.

 

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Robert Martin, CRPD Committee Member, talks institutionalistion, ill-treatment and human rights

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