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Human Rights

Human rights are at the core of Mental Health Europe’s work. Human rights violations can negatively impact mental health and the lives of people living with mental ill health and psychosocial disabilities.

Mental Health Europe’s work is underlined and guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) which states that people with disabilities, including people with psychosocial disabilities must fully enjoy their human rights.

Mental Health Europe monitors the implementation of the UN CRPD by the EU, to make sure European policies reflect and respect the obligations which the EU signed up to when it ratified the Convention in 2010 and the recommendations it received from the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in September 2015.

Mental Health Europe also monitors the work of the Council of Europe through its participation in the Conference of International NGOs

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Our News about Human Rights

October 9

MHE’s reaction to the new EU return policies

Last week, the EU Commission published a set of recommendations to Member States on the return and detention of migrants and refugees.

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October 6

MHE toolkit on the right to work

MHE toolkit on Article 27 of the UN CRPD and the Right to Work

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June 6

Statement of ENUSP and Mental Health Europe on Additional Protocol

Statement of ENUSP and Mental Health Europe on Additional Protocol

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January 22

MHE publishes position paper on art.12 of the UN CRPD on legal capacity

100+ organisations & individuals call for a new mental health paradigm

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January 6

Autonomy, choice and the importance of supported-decision making for persons with psychosocial disabilities: MHE Position Paper on Article 12 UN CRPD on legal capacity

Position Paper on Article 12

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November 1

Implementation Report of the UN CRPD

READ IMPLEMENTATION REPORT

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May 6

MHE’s submission to the consultation on the draft Council of Europe Disability Strategy

MHE’s submission to the consultation on the draft Council of Europe Disability Strategy

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February 6

Contribution Article 19 of the UN CRPD

Contribution Article 19 of the UN CRPD

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January 1

Presidency Scorecards

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November 5

Response to the public consultation on the working document of the Oviedo Convention

Response to the public consultation

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November 1

Compulsory psychiatric treatment and its alternatives – the facts

Compulsory psychiatric treatment and its alternatives - the facts

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October 6

Mental Health Europe in Geneva for the EU-CRPD

Mental Health Europe in Geneva for the EU-CRPD review Let's use all means possible at EU level to guarantee equal rights.

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