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Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner publishes statement on the rights of persons with disabilities.

 

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.

 

Read the full comment in the the Council of Europe Website.