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Implementation of Article 19 of Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities in Vilnius Municipality with the Focus on Psychosocial Disabilities

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Lithuanian social, health care legislation and preparedness of these systems in Vilnius municipality to comply with obligations of Article 19 of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are analysed in this article. Results show unpreparedness of municipality to ensure human right standards for persons with disabilities.


Key words: psychosocial disability, deinstitutionalisation, independent living and inclusion into society, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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