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Latest human rights resources

Article, Journal, Online article, Policy, Website

Vikram Patel and Shekhar Saxena, Mary De Silva and Chiara Samele

TRANSFORMING LIVES, ENHANCING COMMUNITIES: INNOVATIONS IN MENTAL HEALTH
A report on Mental...

Book

Graham Thornicroft (Editor), Mirella Ruggeri (Co-Editor), David Goldberg (Co-Editor)

Improving Mental Health Care: The...

BasicNeeds Ghana
This book presents pictures of the living conditions and conditions of care of people living with...
Mental Disability Rights International
Behind Closed Doors describes the findings of a two-year investigation in Turkey by Mental...
Eric Rosenthal and Mental Disability Rights International
UNICEF and the government of Viet Nam commissioned Eric Rosenthal to conduct the assessment and...
Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI); Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS)
Ruined Lives: Segregation from Society in Argentina’s Psychiatric Asylums, documents human rights...
MDAC and SHINE
This report, written by the Mental Disability Advocacy Center, examines the conditions in...
World Health Organization
This Resource Book is structured in three parts: first on the context of mental health legislation...

Article

Richard Horton, The Lancet

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Jonathan Campion, Dinesh Bhugra, Sue Bailey, Michael Marmot
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Michael R. Phillips, M.D., M.P.H.; Hanhui Chen, M.D., Ph.D.; Kate Diesfeld, J.D.; Bin Xie, M.D.; Hui G. Cheng, Ph.D.; Graham Mellsop, M.D.; Xiehe Liu, M.D.

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Rene Loewenson
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Ronald Labonté
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The Lancet
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Shekhar Saxena, Michelle Funk, Dan Chisholm

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Daniel McLaughlin and Elisabeth Wickeri
I am pleased to announce the publication of our report Mental Health and Human Rights in Cambodia....
Rebecca S. Hock, Flora Or, Kavitha Kolappa, Matthew D. Burkey, Pamela J. Surkan, William W. Eaton
Coordinated response needed to capitalize on WHO's mental health resolution.
This report by Mental Disability Advocacy Center was written for the Russian context, but has wider...
MDAC
Hungary was the first EU country to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with...
WHO MIND
This is a one-page overview of the most relevant human rights instruments in relation to mental...
United Nations
The UN has adopted various declarations that address the human rights of people with disabilities (...
United Nations
Adopted by the UN in 1991, the MI Principles provide guidance on areas such as the procedures for...
United Nations
The UNCDRP, which came into force in May 2008, is wide in scope, adopting a broad category of ‘...
Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry deliberated the importance of the United Nations...
United Nations
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRDP) [link to section 4.1.1],...

Website

The Worldwide Campaign to End the Institutionalization of Children

After years of fighting abuses against children on a country-by-country basis, Disability Rights...

Mental Disability Rights Initiative of Serbia


Mental Disability Rights Initiative of Serbia (MDRI-Serbia) is an advocacy organization...

RICHARD ZWOLINSKI, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. ZWOLINSKI

In truth, the fight against the stigma attached to mental illness has been global for...

Mental health policy and service development, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO Geneva.

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Roos Korste
Join, share, learn, discuss and network Worldwide: Updated list of 10 Online Global Mental Health...
This is the World Health Organization page on mental health, human rights and legislation.
The Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) is an international human rights organisation which...
OHCHR is a UN agency that works to promote and protect the human rights that are guaranteed under...

Blog Post

Policy

Pamela Y. Collins, Thomas R. Insel, Arun Chockalingam, Abdallah Daar, Yvonne T. Maddox

PLOS Medicine Policy Forum

articles provide a platform for health policy makers from...

eLearning

As of September 2012, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in collaboration with...

About Human Rights

People with mental health problems and people with intellectual disabilities continue to face wide-ranging and severe human rights abuses in many countries. Both these groups are subjected to violations of their human rights such as arbitrary involuntary institutionalisation and isolation, deprivation of legal capacity, and discrimination, and infringements of their right to education and employment.

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