In between March 25th and 27th 2022, the senior lawyer within our Practice has attended the Training Course entitled “Navigating the protection mechanisms for institutionalized disabled individuals”, as duly organized under the project entitled “AdaptJust – Accessible justice for the disabled”.
The project has been implemented by the Legal Resource Center in partnership with the Public Ministry – Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, and its goal is to facilitate the intellectually and / or mentally disabled individuals’ access to justice.
This project goal is to improve the due enforcement of ECHR judgments and of the decisions of the COE Committee of Ministers focusing on the intellectually and mentally disabled individuals’ rights, as such individuals are deprived of their freedom, being institutionalized. The project shall bring its contribution to the due development of the relevant actors’ ability to build one accessible justice and it shall navigate four protection mechanisms. Access to justice and the extent to which the international provisions shall be implemented shall be promoted by one advocacy campaign, by means of training specialists in the mental health field, as well as by counseling and representing the disabled before any and all competent authorities, as concerned.
You may find further information on the topic, by visiting the following page: https://www.crj.ro/pledoarie-pentru-demnitate/adaptjust/adaptjust-justitie-accesibila-pentru-persoane-cu-dizabilitati/
On training days, workshops have been facilitated by experts in the field, such as: Simona Florescu (attorney at law, Validity Foundation), Mugur Fratila (Clinician Psychologist, TONAL Association), Georgiana Pascu (Program Manager, Legal Resources Center) and Manuela Pop (Senior Social Worker, The CareHub), as well as with other welcome and highly useful interventions on the part of self-representative Elisabeta Moldovan (Co-President, Something to Say Foundation).
The course has stood for one significant step within the process of making justice more available for intellectually and psychological-mentally disabled individuals who are institutionalized, and such actions are absolutely required for ensuring one efficient protection mechanism for such individuals.
Further information on the course may be found here: https://www.crj.ro/cursul-de-formare-pilotarea-mecanismelor-de-protectie-a-drepturilor-persoanelor-cu-dizabilitati-institutionalizate/