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UN materials on CRPD and human rights

Text of Disability Convention and Optional Protocol (pdf)Disability Convention(html) / Optional Protocol(html)

CRPD Committee General Comment No. 1 on Article 12 (legal capacity)

Human Rights Instruments of the United Nations (website)

Special Rapporteur on Torture, Report on Torture and Persons with Disabilities (Nowak Report 2008)

Special Rapporteur on Torture, Report on Torture in Healthcare Settings (Mendez, 2013 - statement to Human Rights Council)  (en español)

        Mendez report 2013

        WNUSP response to Mendez report and statement

        Side event presentation

   Compilation of responses to Mendez report - includes his deferential reply to psychiatric associations, and Tina Minkowitz article among     many others

Special Rapporteur on Torture, Report on Standard Minimum Rules on the Treatment of Prisoners

OHCHR Information Note on Detention and Persons with Disabilities

OHCHR Study on Legal Measures to Ratify and Implement CRPD  (see especially paragraphs 43-47 on legal capacity, and 48-49 on liberty)

UN OHCHR Guide to Monitoring CRPD (English pdf) (English word) (Spanish pdf)

Special Rapporteur on Torture Annual Report - see paragraph 202, case from Norway

 

CRPD Committee:

Reporting Guidelines for Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (English) (Spanish)

CRPD Committee General Comment No. 1 on Article 12 (legal capacity)

Concluding Observations:  Tunisia    Spain   Peru   Argentina    China   Hungary    Paraguay    El Salvador   Austria    Australia   Sweden  Azerbaijan    Costa Rica

Statement for High Level Meeting on Disability and Development

 

General Materials

Minkowitz, CRPD Advocacy by WNUSP and Emergence of User/Survivor Perspective

WNUSP CRPD Implementation Manual

CRPD 101

Remaking Human Rights

IDA Position Paper - CRPD and Other Disability-Related Instruments

Minkowitz Affidavit on CRPD standards in U.S. court case

 

Legal Capacity 

IDA CRPD Forum Principles for the Implementation of Article 12(english) pdf english  y doc en español  y pdf español

Legal Opinion on CRPD Article 12  / Opinion Legal sobre Articulo 12

IDA letter on Functional Capacity en español

Legal Capacity Implementation - presentation at April 8 side event

Norms and Implementation of Article 12

IDA Submission to Day of General Discussion on Article 12

WNUSP: Legal Capacity as Right, Principle and Paradigm (Submission to CRPD Committee)

The Paradigm of Supported Decision-Making

La capacidad legal inherente y la toma de decisiones con apoyo

CHRUSP Analysis of Hague Convention on International Protection of Adults

WNUSP on Political Participation and Legal Capacity

Alternative to Functional Capacity (paper by Tina Minkowitz)

Legal Capacity and Psychosocial Disability


Liberty

CHRUSP Paper - Why Mental Health Laws Contravene the CRPD (pdf) (word version)

WNUSP Amicus Brief to European Court of Human Rights, Mihailovs v. Latvia

WNUSP submissions to Human Rights Committee for General Comment on liberty and security of the person
Response on Paragraph 19 with alternative language - Full and Executive Summary
WNUSP/IDA press release Human Rights Committee still tolerates mental health detention 
WNUSP Submission to Working Group on Arbitrary Detention pdf and word
 

Forced Psychiatric Interventions as Torture

ENUSP/MDAC/IDA/WNUSP Submission to Special Rapporteur on Torture related to torture in healthcare settings (pdf)

Minkowitz expert submission and recommendations on torture in healthcare settings

Minkowitz, The UN CRPD and the Right to be Free from Nonconsensual Psychiatric Interventions

Forced interventions and institutionalization as torture/CIDT from perspetive of people with disabilities (presentation to OHCHR seminar on torture and persons with disabilities)

Alliance Against Torture in Psychiatry

 

Application of CRPD to Human Rights Monitoring of Psychiatric Institutions and Prisons 

CHRUSP/WNUSP/IDA Recommendations for OPCAT Monitoring of Psychiatric Institutions

WNUSP Submission to Thematic Discussion on Monitoring Psychiatric Institutions and Prisons

 

Prison Reform/Abolition and CRPD

WNUSP paper for SMR review meeting March 2014  SMR Submission Jan 2014

WNUSP/ENUSP/IDA/MDAC amicus brief in Koroviny v Russia

Submission to Special Rapporteur on Torture regarding the Standard Minimum Rules

WNUSP/PANUSP/CHRUSP Statement and Textual Amendments to SMR

WNUSP/CHRUSP Submission Dec 2012 to Review of Standard Minimum Rules

Discussion Paper on Prison and Mental Health Systems, Hazen and Minkowitz

Intervention at Vienna Inter-Governmental Expert Meeting on Standard Minimum Rules

WNUSP submission for revision of UN Standard Minimum Rules for Treatment of Prisoners

WNUSP position paper on prison and mental health

Daniel Hazen presentation on mental health, criminal justice and trauma

 

Forced Psychiatry as Violence against Women

CHRUSP submission to Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Intersection between Women's Oppression and Psychiatric Oppression

WNUSP/CHRUSP Submission on Violence Against Women with Disabilities

CHRUSP paper on Forced Psychiatry as Violence Against Women

INWWD paper on Violence Against Women with Disabilities

INWWD Beijing Plus 15 paper

 

CRPD and Prohibition of Forced Psychiatry

WNUSP on Prohibition of Forced Treatment  (English pdf)  (English word) (Spanish word)  

What would it mean to stop coercion in psychiatry?

WNUSP Submission on Harmful Cultural Practices

 

CRPD and Rights of Older Persons

WNUSP recommendations to OAS English y Español

WNUSP/CHRUSP submission to OHCHR consultation

Text proposals for potential new UN instrument on rights of older persons

 

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