Walter Keim
Walter Keim campaign leader

NORWAY MUST FULLY RESPECT RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, SAYS MUIŽNIEKS

21 May 2015
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, has called on Norway to end coercive practices against people with mental disabilities, respect their autonomy, and give full effect to international disability rights law. The Commissioner also criticised Norway’s restrictive interpretation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which amount to “de facto reservations” (see MDAC’s legal opinion here). MDAC joins the Commissioner and calls on the Norwegian Government to withdraw its reservations to the CRPD.

see: http://www.mdac.info/en/news/norway-must-fully-respect-rights-people-disabilities-says-muiznieks

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