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Concerns in Europe and Central Asia January-June 2003: Bulgaria

This report, on systematic discrimination against people with mental disabilities in Bulgaria, is divided into two parts. The first deals with psychiatric hospitals visited and the provisions for compulsory psychiatric treatment. The second part, which deals with social care homes visited, is divided into two sections, one for children’s institutions and another for institutions caring for adults with mental disabilities. A number of issues, such as living conditions, medical treatment, the use of restraint and seclusion, allegations of ill-treatment and investigations of ill-treatment complaints are discussed in two or three places in this report, with respect to the institutions visited. Although some repetition of international human rights standards is unavoidable full citations of these standards are given at the first point in the report when a specific issue is discussed. The report also contains a summary of Amnesty International’s concerns and a list of recommendations to the Bulgarian authorities.

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Uploaded on: Apr 24, 2015
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2015
Year Published: 2003


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Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Disability Rights, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health Tool Type: Reports / Research Method: Research Languages: English Regions: Europe