An end to psychiatric detention? Implications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 

 

 

Brendan D. Kelly

The British Journal of Psychiatry

March 2014

 

 

 

http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/204/3/174.short

 

Abstract

 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a welcome articulation of the rights of the disabled. However, as its definition of disability appears to include mental illness, the UK appears to violate it by linking mental illness with detention. Clarity and, possibly, change are needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee

www.hsjcc.on.ca/