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The Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ), the Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC), the Asociación Síndrome de Down de la República Argentina (ASDRA) and the Red por los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad (REDI) filed a collective action for protection with the aim of having the National State (Ministry of Education - National Directorate for Information and Evaluation of Educational Quality) take the necessary measures to produce sufficient and appropriate information on the educational trajectories of students with disabilities.

The International Disability Alliance, at the CEDAW Committee's 53rd session, submitted suggestions for disability-relevant recommendations to be included in the Concluding Observations. These suggestions address areas such as education, healthcare, and employment....

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) has sent its alternative report on the rights of persons with disabilities to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with...

The responses and comments of OeAR, EDF & IDA to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee in consideration of the combined 7th & 8th periodic report of Austria was jointly prepared by the European Disability Forum...

This report presents important new findings on the right to education from citizen-led...

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ESCR-Net Member, The Border Consortium (TBC), that works together with displaced and conflict-affected people of Burma/Myanmar to address humanitarian needs, recently launched...

This briefing paper explores funding at the intersection of women's rights and...

Rusi Kosev Stanev was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1975 and declared unfit to work in 1990. In 2000, following a request from his stepmother and half-sister, a court declared him partially legally incapacitated without notifying him. Since his relatives declined guardianship, a municipal council officer was appointed his guardian. Without informing Stanev, the guardian requested that he be placed in a social care home for 'people with mental disorders'.

On 17th July, 2014, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held the Romanian government accountable for violating the human rights of Valentin Câmpeanu, a youth with severe mental disabilities and HIV positive, who died in 2004. Abandoned at birth, he lived in public institutions all his life. When he turned eighteen, he was shifted to a social care home for adults, and afterwards, to a mental hospital. Here, left in isolation, and in the cold, without necessary health care and treatment, and deprived also of food and proper clothing, he died within seven days.

The Mental Disability Advocacy Center brought a complaint before the European Committee of Social Rights (which judges compliance of State parties with the European Social Charter) alleging that children living in homes for mentally disabled children (HMDCs) in Bulgaria received little to no education.