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Mental health and human rights - Resolution of Human Rights Council and associated Report (2016)

United Nations Human Rights Council UN and WHO Resolutions and Declarations Resolutions and Declarations on Mental Health United Nations 18 July 2016 Resolution A/HRC/RES/32/18 human rights

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The report, mandated by the Human Rights Council in resolution 32/18, identifies some of the major challenges faced by users of mental health services, persons with mental health conditions and persons with psychosocial disabilities. These include stigma and discrimination, violations of economic, social and other rights and the denial of autonomy and legal capacity.

In the report, the High Commissioner recommends a number of policy shifts, which would support the full realization of the human rights of those populations, such as the systematic inclusion of human rights in policy and the recognition of the individual’s autonomy, agency and dignity. Such changes cover measures to improve the quality of mental health service delivery, to put an end to involuntary treatment and institutionalization and to create a legal and policy environment that is conducive to the realization of the human rights of persons with mental health conditions and psychosocial disabilities.

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French, 363.8 kB pdf
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Spanish, 224.9 kB pdf
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Arabic, 568.8 kB pdf
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Chinese, 477.6 kB pdf
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Russian, 450 kB pdf
Resolution
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French, 222.7 kB pdf
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Spanish, 51.7 kB pdf
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Arabic, 118.6 kB pdf
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Chinese, 229.6 kB pdf
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Russian, 241.6 kB pdf