‘Humans should have the right to allow their struggles have meaning again’


A new joint publication by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is calling on governments around the world to make radical reforms in mental health laws to promote human rights in order to protect the rights of everyone who interacts with mental health systems.

This publication: “Mental health, human rights and legislation: guidance and practice” offers a “blueprint” for what laws should look like and proposes steps towards establishing mental health services that are respectful of human dignity and comply with international human rights, norms and standards.

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