Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (MDAC)

Budapest, Hungary
Joined November 2015
Presence in: Hungary
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Criminal Justice, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice

MDAC is an international human rights organisation that uses the law to secure equality, inclusion and justice for people with mental disabilities worldwide. We operate at the global level as well as regional and domestic levels in Europe and Africa.

MDAC is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary and was registered as a foundation by the Budapest Capital Court (registration number 8689) in November 2002. The Open Society Foundations (OSF) founded MDAC and continues to be one of its donors. We have participatory status with the Council of Europe and is entitled to lodge collective complaints under the Revised European Social Charter. It has special consultative status with ECOSOC. MDAC was long-listed by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for its 2013 Vaclav Havel European Human Rights Prize.