NEWSLETTER – 4th issue, September 2009

In this issue of Resource Centre ZELDA's Newsletter we update you on the most important events of the first nine months of 2009 relating to the protection of the rights of mentally disabled people. We give an overview of a case before the European Court of Human Rights which for the first time made reference to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and explained the concept of reasonable accommodation. We also continue our collaboration with social anthropologist Agita Lūse, this time examining the views of psychiatric service users on access to psychiatric healthcare.

The Newsletter is available in  English and Latvian, both electronically on our website – – and in printed form (there are 500 copies available). It is produced with the financial support of the EEA financial instrument of Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway, the Norwegian government’s bilateral financial instrument and the state of Latvia through the Society Integration Fund. Co-funding from the Open Society Institute was also used in the publication of the Newsletter. The contents of the newsletter are the responsibility of the Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability ZELDA.

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