Human rights

About Human Rights

People with mental health problems and people with intellectual disabilities continue to face wide-ranging and severe human rights abuses in many countries. Both these groups are subjected to violations of their human rights such as arbitrary involuntary institutionalisation and isolation, deprivation of legal capacity, and discrimination, and infringements of their right to education and employment.

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