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Universal rights and mental illness in Ireland

  • Gavin Rush (a1) and Declan Lyons (a2)
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The human rights group Amnesty International has recently expanded the range of rights it promotes to include the right of persons with mental illness to enjoy the best available mental health care. The Irish section of Amnesty has launched a report and promotional campaign on the rights of persons with mental illness, using internationally recognised norms of best practice reflected in international conventions that generate binding legal obligations of the Irish state. The report is critical of piecemeal reforms and inadequate resourcing of mental health services, and calls for a more comprehensive implementation of the recommendations of domestic and international reports.

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Crowley, F. (2003) Mental Illness –The Neglected Quarter. Amnesty International (Irish section) Summary report.
United Nations (1992) United Nations Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and for the Improvement of Mental Health Care (MI principles). NewYork: UN General Assembly Resolution 46/119.
United Nations (2002) United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Geneva: UN Doc No; E/C.12/I/Add 77.
World Health Organization (2001) Mental Disorders Affect One in Four People. Treatment Available but not Being Used. Geneva: World Health Report, WHO/42.
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Universal rights and mental illness in Ireland

  • Gavin Rush (a1) and Declan Lyons (a2)
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