During a visit to Moldova in November 2011, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, expressed her concerns regarding the deprivation of legal capacity of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities after her visit to a psychiatric hospital. On this occasion, she declared “I look forward to progress in ending guardianship arrangements, and moving toward assisted decision-making for persons with such disabilities”.
On 2 May, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) dedicated its main website to this news item entitled: Ending abusive practices against people with mental disabilities in Moldova.
read the press release from OHCHR
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