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A coalition of organisations have today called on Ugandan Members of Parliament to oppose a Government-sponsored Mental Health Bill which will breach the human rights of persons with mental disabilities in the country. »

Yesterday, the Czech Constitutional Court ruled in favour of David Vratislav, a 24-year-old young man suing the local authorities for failing to provide him with the social services he needed. The court said that every person, including people with high support needs, has the right to receive adequate social services respecting their dignity.

Judgment in a constitutional challenge to the 1949 Mental Disorders Act found language in the legislation to be "highly offensive, derogatory and discriminatory". »
A collective complaint against the Czech Republic calls for an end to the policy of institutionalising children with disabilities and Roma children under three in the country. »


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