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Key civil society materials

from survivor/mad/psychosocial disability perspective


CHRUSP Indicators on Articles 12, 14, 15, 19 and 25 (2019)

CHRUSP/Absolute Prohibition submission for General Comment on Article 4.3 (2018) 

Absolute Prohibition Campaign

CRPD course from survivor of psychiatry perspective

WNUSP - World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry

WNUSP CRPD Implementation Manual (2008)

WNUSP paper for Mexico City expert meeting (2002)

WNUSP text proposals for CRPD (2003/2004)

Definition of psychosocial disability (2008)

Kampala Declaration (2010)

WNUSP newsletter March 2011 and translation in Spanish

Other globally active organizations of people with psychosocial disabilities/ survivors/ mad community

TCI - Transforming Communities for Inclusion

Bali Declaration (2018)


PANPPD - Pan African network of People with Psychosocial Disabilities

Cape Town Declaration (2011)

RedEsfera Latinoamericana de Diversidad Psicosocial

Lima Declaration (2018) in Spanish

Joint statement on COVID-19 and people with psychosocial disabilities


Position paper on CRPD and other instruments (2008)

Principles on Article 12 (2008) in English and Spanish

Individual writers

Tina Minkowitz

CRPD advocacy by WNUSP: the emergence of a user/survivor perspective in human rights (2012) 

Define human rights... (2012)

UN CRPD and the right to be free from non-consensual psychiatric interventions (2007)

Rethinking criminal responsibility (2015)

CRPD and transformative equality (2017)

Reimagining Crisis Support: Matrix, Roadmap and Policy (2021)

Amicus brief to International Criminal Court on CRPD implications for Ongwen case appeal (claim of non-responsibility due to mental disease or defect) (2021), co-authored with Robert D. Fleischner

Hege Orefellen


Laura Prescott

Shattering the Silence (statement at UN side event) (2010)

National advocacy and shadow reporting

Psychosocial disability in Kenya (2005)

NOUSPR advocacy report (2011) 


WNUSP human rights position paper

10th International Conference Principles

Letter to Mary Robinson opposing MI Principles