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India: Supreme Court overturns abortion order for girl with learning difficulties

Posted 03/09-09 at 02.20

The Indian Supreme Court, in a landmark ruling, reversed a lower court's decision to order a girl with learning difficulties, to abort her baby against her wishes. The 18 year old, who lived in a state-run institution, became pregnant afte ...

EU Draft Discrimination Directive - the UK Consults

Posted 12/05-09 at 14.33

The UK has launched a consultation on the EU Discrimination Directive. This draft directive covers all discrimination:race, religion, age, disability and gender and sexual orientation.It outlaws discrimination beyond the areas of employment and vo ...

Russia Paves Way for Mental Health Rights

Posted 11/03-09 at 00.05

On 27 February 2009, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation decided its first case concerning regulations and procedures for assessing legal capacity. This is one of the key issues affecting people living with mental health issues. It ...

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