Let’s fight against human rights abuses! – ETR

Inclusion Europe agrees with the Council of Europe that we need to protect the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities. But we don't agree with the new changes to the Oviedo Convention.

Let’s fight against human rights abuses!

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The Council of Europe asked governments to: 

  • fight against abuses towards people with intellectual disabilities 
  • put human rights at the center of mental health care 
  • give people with intellectual disabilities all the information they need 

Inclusion Europe agrees with all of these points. 

But we don’t agree with the changes proposed to the Oviedo Convention.

We ask the Council of Europe to not change the Oviedo Convention. 

The Oviedo Convention is a document that talks about human rights 

in medical research. 

Some changes were proposed for this document 

but they put the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities in danger. 


Inclusion Europe, together with other associations, 

asks the Council of Europe to take a step back. 

We ask to not add these changes to the Oviedo Convention. 

Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.

This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.

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