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18 May 2009. The Egyptian Parliament adopted in late April 2009 a new law entitled the “Law for the Care of Mental Patients”. Mental health law reform is particularly timely in Egypt given the country’s ratification in April 2008 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which includes rights provisions for persons with mental health disabilities.  

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23 December 2008. MDAC's client wins guardianship case in Bulgarian Supreme Court and declares "freedom is possible". MDAC is featured in New York Times article on guardianship. It's a busy end to a busy year.

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Geneva, Sofia & Budapest, 3 December 2008. The World Organisation Against Torture, the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee and the Mental Disability Advocacy Center call on the Bulgarian Parliament to legislate to stop human rights violations of persons with mental disabilities.

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Dignity and justice for all of us is the theme of this year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities which is today, 3 December. This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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