Links to UN Human Rights Resources

By Tina Minkowitz

These are all resources from the United Nations that support the abolition of forced psychiatry and the repeal of mental health laws:

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7139589/CRPD%20text%20english.doc

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - Thematic Study on CRPD

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7139589/OHCHR%20study%20legal%20measures.doc

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Concluding Observations on Report of Tunisia

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7139589/CRPD%20Concl%20Obs%20Tunisia.doc

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Concluding Observations on Report of Spain

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7139589/CRPD%20Concl%20Obs%20Spain.doc

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Concluding Observations on Report of Peru

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7139589/CRPD%20Concl%20Obs%20Peru.doc  

These resources do not depend on a country's having ratified CRPD:

Report of Special Rapporteur on Torture - torture and persons with disabilities

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7139589/SR%20Torture%20report.doc

OHCHR Information Note on Persons with Disabilities and Detention

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7139589/OHCHR%20on%20detention.doc

UN websites:

DESA Enable

http://www.un.org/disabilities/

OHCHR Disability

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/issues/Disability/Pages/Disabilityindex.aspx

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/CRPDIndex.aspx

Special Rapporteur on Torture

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Torture/SRTorture/Pages/SRTortureIndex.aspx