NEWSLETTER – 3rd issue, March 2009

In this issue of the regularly published Newsletter of the Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability “ZELDA”, we discuss the developments regarding advocacy issues for people with mental disabilities in the second half of 2008. We provide an overview of an important court ruling on issues concerning legal capacity and give a review of a recently published collection of articles on alternatives to psychiatry by socio-anthropologist Agita Luse.

The newsletter, in Latvian and English, is available on ZELDA's homepage www.zelda.org.lv and can also be delivered in printed form. ZELDA has available 500 copies, produced with the financial support of Soros Foundation-Latvia and the Human Rights and Governance Grants Program of the Open Society Institute (Budapest). Preparation of the Newsletter was made possible with the financial support of Iceland,  Lichtenstein and Norway under the EEZ financial instrument and the bilateral financial instrument of the Norwegian government, and with the support of Latvia from the Social Integration Fund. The content of the newsletter is the  responsibility of the authors Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability “ZELDA".

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