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Ukraine: UN experts sound alarm on situation of children with disabilities.

Posted on: August 12, 2022
UN human rights experts are concerned about the situation of children with disabilities in Ukraine being cross-institutionalized within Ukraine or further afield.

Syria: UN experts urge Security Council to prioritise humanitarian support

Posted on: July 12, 2022
Syrian conflict pushed the majority of population below the poverty line, and resulted in the displacement of over 13 million people.
Gerard Quinn speaking at Interamerican Court interactive dialogue

The case against institutionalization at the Interamerican Court of Human Rights: Patients of Hospital Federico Mora v. Guatemala.

Posted on: July 8, 2022
(Video) In this dialogue with the Court, the Special Rapporteur explained the right to live independently and in the community, as established by the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.
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Making international protection of adults consistent with the CRPD

Posted on: July 4, 2022
The Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities revolutionised our understanding of autonomy, decision-making and legal capacity. It is time for the revolution to reach older persons.

Four months in war: latest update on Ukrainians with disabilities.

Posted on: June 30, 2022
During the CoSP 15, the Special Rapporteur joined a discussion on the situation of persons with disabilities in Ukraine, as the war entered its 4th month.

USA: UN experts denounce Supreme Court decision to strike down Roe v. Wade, urge action to mitigate consequences

Posted on: June 24, 2022
UN human rights experts denounced the decision by the US Supreme Court to strike down legal protections to women’s right to have an abortion and called on President to take necessary measures to mitigate its consequences.