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Council of Europe: A Threat to Rights of People With Disabilities

Expand The headquarters of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. © 2018 Human Rights Watch (Brussels) – Council of Europe member states should oppose new proposed standards regulating the detention and forced treatment of people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch said today. The body in charge of developing the standards, the Council of Europe’s Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO), consisting of experts from each member state, is to meet on November 21, 2018 in Strasbourg. The new standards are being developed as a draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention on Bioethics, a Council of…

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