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Lancet. 2011 Nov 5;378(9803):1664-75. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61458-X. Epub 2011 Oct 16.

Human rights violations of people with mental and psychosocial disabilities: an unresolved global crisis.

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  • 1World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. drewn@who.int

Abstract

This report reviews the evidence for the types of human rights violations experienced by people with mental and psychosocial disabilities in low-income and middle-income countries as well as strategies to prevent these violations and promote human rights in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The article draws on the views, expertise, and experience of 51 people with mental and psychosocial disabilities from 18 low-income and middle-income countries as well as a review of English language literature including from UN publications, non-governmental organisation reports, press reports, and the academic literature.

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