COVID-19 Response Grants

COVID-19 Response Grants

Rule of Law and COVID-19

Rule of Law and COVID-19

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

Georgian Bar Association

Georgian Bar Association

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

PHR Protects the Rights of 14 years Old Child with Disabilities

02 October 2020 PHR Protects the Rights of 14 years Old Child with Disabilities

PHR, under the USAID/PROLoG-funded project “Strengthening Child Access to Justice in Georgia,” was protecting the rights of a 14 years old child with disabilities, who had been placed in a psychiatric hospital since August 28, 2020. According to PHR, due to the lack of adequate services, the child was placed in the hospital, as without this assistance, the family could not protect the child from self-injuries. To ensure his safety, they had to call an ambulance, which took him to a psychiatric hospital, as no alternative was available. At the hospital, he suffered, due to being isolated from his family, and refused to eat without his mother.

The mother unsuccessfully tried to get the child out of the hospital, and was forced to start legal proceedings. As an interim measure, the court ordered appointment of two personal assistants for the family with therapeutic qualifications for 12 hours per day, until adequate community-based rehabilitation services for the child will be available. Having ensured this assistance, the child will be able to return to his family. The court’s decision is an exemplar of protection of the right to life, safety, equality, and access to justice for a child with disabilities, one of the many ways in which PHR continues to provide legal assistance to children and their guardians.

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