People with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities happen to come into sight of the law-enforcement and justice authorities. Their disability often deprives them from exercising their rights on an equal basis with all suspects and accused. Within this EU-funded project, we are determined to find which factors hinder their equal treatment in Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece and Italy and to propose how institutions can neutralise it.
In other words our mission is to make sure people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities exercise their rights within a criminal investigation.
WHO WE ARE
Our team of researchers from Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece and Italy has successfully worked in the field of the rights of people deprived of liberty and of suspects and accused in committing a crime. We come from: Association Droit au Droit (Belgium), the Center for the Study of Democracy (Bulgaria), Centre for European Constitutional Law (Greece) and Pope John XXIII Community Association (Italy).