Disability Rights International and allies testify on abuses in the Americas
“Millions of children and adults with disabilities are locked up and detained in institutions without any ability to go to court. If they are raped, tortured, subject to physical abuse, or even trafficked for sex, they cannot take legal action to protect their rights if they are placed under guardianship. Under the legal systems that exist throughout the Americas, being placed under guardianship is known as ‘legal death,’” said Humberto Guerrero, Director of the Americas office of Disability Rights International (DRI-Mexico).
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