Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness ("The MI Principles")

United Nations
Publication date: 
1 January 1991
Adopted by the UN in 1991, the MI Principles provide guidance on areas such as the procedures for involuntary admission to mental health care facilities and standards of care. However, these principles have been subject to strong criticism as some provisions offer weaker protection than other human rights instruments. They must now be read in the light of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRDP).

Fourth Global Mental Health Summit

Nothing About Us, Without Us - Voices from the Global South

28th-29th November 2015

Movement For Global Mental Health is delighted to announce the fourth Global Mental Health Summit to be held at the TISS Campus in Mumbai, India on the 28th and 29th of November 2015. The focus of this year’s Global Health Summit, themed “Nothing About Us, Without Us”, will be driven mainly by persons living with mental health issues from different social, cultural and educational ecosystems. The aim is to bring to the forefront voices of individuals from marginalized backgrounds, those who are rarely represented in discussions related to the mental health agenda. 

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