Thursday, November 30, 2023

Tag: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

CRPD Consultation on Deinstitutionalization: A Reparations Approach

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The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has announced a series of regional consultations on deinstitutionalization.

UN Special Rapporteur Dainius Pūras: Biomedical Approach “Still Has an Important...

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In Pūras' new UN report, his use of biomedical language seems at odds with his message to move beyond the medicalization of distress.

Canadian Mental Health Legislation and the CRPD

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Psychiatric survivors in Canada tell the UN that Canada is not complying with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Bringing Human Rights to Mental Health Care: An Interview with UN...

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MIA's Ana Florence interviews United Nations Special Rapporteur Dainius Pūras about his own journey as a psychiatrist and the future of rights-based approaches to mental health.

Berlin Manifesto for Humane Psychiatry Released

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Changing the mental health and psychosocial support system in Germany requires public debate about the ways our society should help and support people in mental crisis and with chronic mental health problems. We believe the driving force behind all help and support should be humanitarianism and respect for inalienable human rights.