First case concerning patients’ deaths at the Poiana Mare Psychiatric Hospital communicated to the Romanian Government

An important case concerning both access to justice for people with disabilities as well as their mistreatment in institutions,The Centre for Legal Resources on behalf of Valentin Campeanu v Romania, has taken a significant step forward at the European Court of Human Rights.

This is the first case brought before the European Court of Human Rights painting a grim picture of the range of extreme human rights abuses routinely inflicted upon people with disabilities placed in long-term stay institutions across Europe, and who are often unable to complain or seek remedies for their plight before a court, due to their disability or because they are prevented from doing so by the authorities.

Press Release – Valentin Campeanu against Romania