International News

Man with disabilities wrongfully deported, files lawsuit

Friday, December 24, 2010The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina and the ACLU of Georgia filed lawsuits October 13 on behalf of an individual with bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses who was erroneously deported. In the summer of 2008, the individual…

Canadian lawyers highlight Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder issues

Friday, December 10, 2010The Canadian Bar Association recently passed a resolution recognizing access to justice issues for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in the Canadian criminal justice system. The resolution called for more education on the disorder’s peculiarities, modified criminal prosecutions and…

Chinese mental care remains nonexistent

Tuesday, November 30, 2010The New York Times recently spotlighted China’s system for providing services for people with mental disabilities, including the lack of available medical treatment and cultural attitudes stagnating the expansion of widespread mental health treatment. During his authoritarian reign, Mao Zedong…

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