Dignity Rights in Mental Health Services Peter Bartlett Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Professor of Mental Health La...
General Right to Live in Community <ul><li>UN Mental Illness Principles </li></ul><ul><li>Council of Europe Rec(2004)10 of...
UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Art 19 <ul><ul><li>States Parties to this Convention recognize the eq...
Community Institutions? <ul><li>‘ Deprivation of liberty’ in community </li></ul><ul><li>CPT standards -  http://www.cpt.c...
CRPD Principles (Art 3) <ul><li>(a) Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one’s ...
UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Art 19 <ul><ul><li>States Parties to this Convention recognize the eq...
Right to Health <ul><li>Highest attainable standard </li></ul><ul><li>Equality of in standards and range of provision </li...
Art 26:  Habilitation and Rehabilitation <ul><li>1. States Parties shall take effective and appropriate measures, includin...
Art 16:  Freedom from Exploitation <ul><li>1. States Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, socia...
Art 22:  Privacy <ul><li>1. No person with disabilities, regardless of place of residence or living arrangements, shall be...
Art 28:  Standard of Living <ul><li>1. States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to an adequate stan...
Other Relevant Articles <ul><li>Art 23:  home and family life (including relationships, having children) </li></ul><ul><li...
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Peter Bartlett The right to the highest attainable standard of Mental Health: Dignity rights in mental health services

  1. 1. Dignity Rights in Mental Health Services Peter Bartlett Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Professor of Mental Health Law School of Law University of Nottingham
  2. 2. General Right to Live in Community <ul><li>UN Mental Illness Principles </li></ul><ul><li>Council of Europe Rec(2004)10 of Council of Ministers </li></ul>
  3. 3. UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Art 19 <ul><ul><li>States Parties to this Convention recognize the equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others, and shall take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community, including by ensuring that: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(a) Persons with disabilities have the opportunity to choose their place of residence and where and with whom they live on an equal basis with others and are not obliged to live in a particular living arrangement; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(b) Persons with disabilities have access to a range of in-home, residential and other community support services, including personal assistance necessary to support living and inclusion in the community, and to prevent isolation or segregation from the community; (c) Community services and facilities for the general population are available on an equal basis to persons with disabilities and are responsive to their needs </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Community Institutions? <ul><li>‘ Deprivation of liberty’ in community </li></ul><ul><li>CPT standards - http://www.cpt.coe.int/en/default.htm </li></ul>
  5. 5. CRPD Principles (Art 3) <ul><li>(a) Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one’s own choices, and independence of persons; </li></ul><ul><li>(b) Non-discrimination; </li></ul><ul><li>(c) Full and effective participation and inclusion in society; </li></ul><ul><li>(d) Respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity; </li></ul><ul><li>(e) Equality of opportunity; </li></ul><ul><li>(f) Accessibility; </li></ul><ul><li>(g) Equality between men and women; </li></ul><ul><li>(h) Respect for the evolving capacities of children with disabilities and respect for the right of children with disabilities to preserve their identities. </li></ul>
  6. 6. UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Art 19 <ul><ul><li>States Parties to this Convention recognize the equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others, and shall take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community, including by ensuring that: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(a) Persons with disabilities have the opportunity to choose their place of residence and where and with whom they live on an equal basis with others and are not obliged to live in a particular living arrangement; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(b) Persons with disabilities have access to a range of in-home, residential and other community support services, including personal assistance necessary to support living and inclusion in the community, and to prevent isolation or segregation from the community; (c) Community services and facilities for the general population are available on an equal basis to persons with disabilities and are responsive to their needs </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Right to Health <ul><li>Highest attainable standard </li></ul><ul><li>Equality of in standards and range of provision </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of disability-specific services, including testing and early intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Provision in local community </li></ul><ul><li>Free and informed consent </li></ul><ul><li>No discrimination, eg in insurance </li></ul>
  8. 8. Art 26: Habilitation and Rehabilitation <ul><li>1. States Parties shall take effective and appropriate measures, including through peer support, to enable persons with disabilities to attain and maintain maximum independence, full physical, mental, social and vocational ability, and full inclusion and participation in all aspects of life. To that end, States Parties shall organize, strengthen and extend comprehensive habilitation and rehabilitation services and programmes, particularly in the areas of health, employment, education and social services, in such a way that these services and programmes </li></ul>
  9. 9. Art 16: Freedom from Exploitation <ul><li>1. States Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social, educational and other measures to protect persons with disabilities, both within and outside the home, from all forms of exploitation, violence and abuse, including their gender-based aspects. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Art 22: Privacy <ul><li>1. No person with disabilities, regardless of place of residence or living arrangements, shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home or correspondence or other types of communication or to unlawful attacks on his or her honour and reputation. Persons with disabilities have the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Art 28: Standard of Living <ul><li>1. States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to an adequate standard of living for themselves and their families, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions, and shall take appropriate steps to safeguard and promote the realization of this right without discrimination on the basis of disability. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Other Relevant Articles <ul><li>Art 23: home and family life (including relationships, having children) </li></ul><ul><li>Art 24: rights to education </li></ul><ul><li>Art 12: rights to control property </li></ul><ul><li>Art 13: rights to justice </li></ul><ul><li>Art 29: participation in public life </li></ul><ul><li>Art 30: right to participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure, and sport </li></ul>

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