Institutions are an Unjust Deprivation of Liberty

Inclusion International Past-President, Diane Richler, along with II’s Executive Director, Connie Laurin-Bowie and Director of Human Rights, Policy and Global Initiatives, Anna MacQuarrie co-authored an article in Protecting Children against Torture in Detention on institutions as a deprivation of liberty.

The article identifies institutionalization of children with disabilities as an unjust deprivation of their liberty. It calls for investments in: building inclusive communities, especially through investing in inclusive education; supporting families; and, supporting self-advocacy as safeguards for preventing the institutionalization of children with disabilities.