Press Releases

Call to Action: Protect the Right to Family Life and Prevent Institutionalization for All Children – July 21, 2021

Disability Rights International and its partners invite disability rights groups, NGOs, activists, academics and others to support the Call to Action to Protect the Right to Family Life and Prevent Institutionalisation for All Children. Read and support the Call to Action here. The signatories to this call to action acknowledge the leadership of the United Nations […]

Press release

Belgrade, Serbia, June 24, 2021 – Disability Rights International and Mental Disability Rights initiative of Serbia released a report today, Forgotten Children of Serbia, documenting that Serbia has failed to address severe human rights violations and abuses in its institutions that constitute inhuman and degrading treatment – and in some cases amount to torture. In […]

Presentation of the report “ Serbia’s Forgotten Children“

Respected colleagues and dear friends, Disability Rights International and Mental Disability Rights Initiative of Serbia invite you to the presentation of the report „Serbia’s Forgotten Children“ which will take place on Thursday, Jun 24, 2021 via Zoom platform at 14.30 CET The report, Serbia’s Forgotten Children, is based on findings of an investigation conducted in […]

Letter of Attention – Deinstitutionalization reform in the Republic of Serbia

The group of seventeen local and international civil society organizations joined their efforts to draw your attention to recent events regarding the deinstitutionalization process in the Republic of Serbia.  Serbian Parliament is preparing to adopt two very important documents: Strategy of Deinstitutionalization and Development of Social Services in the Community 2021-2026, and Law on Protection of the […]

COVID-19 Monitoring prava osoba sa invaliditetom (Disability Rights Monitor-DRM) poziva na okončanje policijskog nasilja i zlostavljanja osoba sa invaliditetom i članova njihovih porodica

Koordinaciona grupa za nadzor prava osoba sa invaliditetom COVID-19 izražava svoju zabrinutost zbog povećanja policijskog nasilja prema osobama sa invaliditetom tokom pandemije i poziva Vlade zemalja širom sveta da preduzmu hitne mere za sprečavanje surovog i nečovečnog postupanja. ………… U najekstremnijim slučajevima, kršenje mera policijskog časa bilo je pitanje života ili smrti. Na primer, na […]

International Organisations Requesting: Release Covid-19 Data for Institutions

Serbia: Release Covid-19 Data for Institutions End to Institutional Living, Implement Right to Live in the Community (Brussels, July 31, 2020) – Serbia’s government should collect and make public the data on Covid-19 infections and deaths inside institutions for people with disabilities, six organizations for people with disabilities and human rights groups said today in […]

Ministarstvo unutrašnjih poslova – molba MDRI-S će biti od značaja za razmatranje novih mera u suzbijanju COVID-19. Ministarstvo za socijalnu zaštitu nenadležno

Inicijativa za prava osoba sa mentalnim invaliditetom MDRI-S uputila je Ministarstvu za rad, zapošljavanje, boračka i socijalna pitanja, Ministarstvu zdravlja, Ministarstvu unutrašnjih poslova i Vladi Republike Srbije molbu u kojoj se traži uvođenje olakšavajučih mera za osobe sa invaliditetom i njihove porodice u vezi sa zabranom kretanja stanovništva u cilju suzbijanja pandemije COVID-19. U odgovoru MUP-a […]

Molba Vladi Republike Srbije i ministarstvima za izuzimanje osoba sa invaliditetom iz potpune zabrane kretanja posle 17 časova

Vladi Republike Srbije, Ministarstvu zdravlja, Ministarstvu unutrašnjih poslova i Ministarstvu za rad, zapošljavanje, boračka i socijalna pitanja uputili smo molbu za izuzimanje osoba sa invaliditetom i njihovih porodica iz potpune zabrane kretanja posle 17 časova. Zbog specifičnosti situacije u kojoj se sada nalaze osobe sa invaliditetom i njihove porodice, smatramo da mere zabrane kretanja treba […]

Open call for Producing Guidelines for Centres for Social Work

In partnership with the Association „Naša Kuća“ from Belgrade, MDRI-S is implementing the project „Equality before the law as a precondition for employment of persons with disabilities-EQUALIZER”, supported by the European Union. The project duration is 24 months. The project is intended notably for progressive improvement of laws, policies and practices that restrict the right to […]

The recently reported deaths in social care institutions in Serbia are not isolated cases

Civil society organisations for human rights and fundamental freedoms issue: Statement In respect of the recent deaths of residents at the social care home in Trbunje, and the social care home in Tutin, and an earlier case of suffocation of a 23 year old resident in social care institution Sremčica, these are not isolated cases […]