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UK: Care home company criticised for failing residents

Posted 30/07-11 at 23.11

After an BBC undercover investigation found gross violations of disabled people's human rights at Winterbourne View, a care facility run by Castlebeck, 23 of the company's other homes have been inspected. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) report ...

USA: State governor issues order to regulate shock therapy at Judge Rotenberg Centre

Posted 29/07-11 at 00.20

On 22nd of July arguments were heard at a public hearing on proposed regulations that would phase out the use of controversial shock treatment for young people at the Judge Rosenberg Centre in Canton, Massachusetts. Representatives from civil and ...

Indonesia: Government access programme doesn’t deliver

Posted 16/06-10 at 12.06

Ten years after the government promised to increase public facilities for disabled people very little has been achieved. In June, disabled activists gathered in Jakarta both to celebrate and lament the National Public Accessibility Movement (GAUN). ...

UK: Disabled women uses Human Rights Act in case against police

Posted 18/12-09 at 21.16

In the first case of its kind, a woman with a history of mental illness took Cambridgeshire Police to court alleging she had been subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment. This was after learning that her claim she had been raped had not been ...

Bulgaria, Serbia, Rumania: Disabled people remain trapped in institutions

Posted 28/10-09 at 00.38

An investigation of institutions for people with intellectual and mental health impairments in Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia, has found evidence of human rights abuses, inhuman and degrading treatment and appalling neglect. Filthy conditions, the u ...

Palestine: UN report finds disabled people hit hard during siege of Gaza

Posted 13/10-09 at 11.24

A recent UN human rights report on the Israeli siege of Gaza details the horrendous plight of civilians, many of whom were severely injured, unable to get medical attention and consequently will become permanently disabled. During the figh ...

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