On 28 of May 2010 the RC “ZELDA” in cooperation with MDAC organized a training seminar for the Latvian judges, prosecutors and attorneys
On 28 of May 2010 the Resource Center “ZELDA” in cooperation with the Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) organized a training seminar for the Latvian judges, prosecutors and attorneys entitled “Human Rights Standards in Court Proceedings against People with Mental Disabilities”. The training addressed important topics such as: the problems in implementing the amendments of Article 68 of the Medical Treatment Law (on involuntary admission/treatment), involuntary hospitalization in light of Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as well as the right to fair trial and the protection of privacy during the process of deprivation of legal capacity in light of the ECHR and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
Subsequent to its happening “ZELDA” received positive feedback from the participants, which showed the interest and necessity in the Latvian context for organizing an event that tackled the issues mentioned above.
The conference took place 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 Soros Foundation – Latvia was also used for organizing the conference.