Nils Muižnieks published a comment about the rights of persons with disabilities in Europe.
The Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe provided a general overview of what is missing in Europe.
He focused on 4 main topics:
- The right to live in the community and de-institutionalisation
- Legal capacity
- Involuntary placement and treatment
- Inclusive education
He concluded that the paradigm shift to a human rights approach is still not fully internalised. He added that policies should include the perspective of persons with disabilities.