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24 October 2011, Geneva and Budapest. “Individual communications procedures” are mechanisms for individuals to being their cases to United Nations (UN) treaty bodies where they believe their human rights have been violated and where they have already gone through a country’s legal system. Such cases can play a critical and constructive role in closing gap  between human rights rhetoric and reality and can enhance the promotion, protection and fulfillment of human rights. They can assist States to properly understand and discharge their human rights obligations.


20 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa. This week, MDAC was in Cape Town, South Africa, to participate in a congress of Pan African Network of People with Psycho-Social Disabilities. At the congress, MDAC gave a presentation on the right to vote under international law. The presentation highlighted recent developments such as the European Court of Human Rights judgment in Kiss v. Hungary, and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities concluding observations with regard to Spain.


23 September 2011. Human rights organisations are calling on the Hungarian government to consult civil society in relation to the effective implementation of the recommendations formulated by the UN Human Rights Council during Hungary’s Universal Periodic Review.



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