Children With Disabilities Neglected in Serbian Institutions (Video)

Human Rights Watch
Date published: 
08 Jun 2016

Human Rights Watch organisation brings this video in order to highlight the situation of disabled children in Serbia after the negotiations for Serbia EU membership have begun. The recent report conducted by the watchdog highlights that hundreds of Serbian children with disabilities face neglect and isolation in institutions that may lead to stunted intellectual, emotional, and physical development. The Serbian government has made some progress in protecting the rights of children with disabilities, but more should be done to end the routine placement of children in state institutions, and to provide support so that children with disabilities can live with their families or in other family-like settings.

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