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Relevance to Older Persons of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Joint Submission  to the Human Rights Committee on upcoming General Comment on Right to Liberty and Security

Comments to the Committee against Torture on standards applicable to psychiatric institutions and mental health services

Submission to the Human Rights Committee in Response to Paragraph 19 of its Draft General Comment on Liberty and Security of the Person

Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Torture regarding the Standard Minimum Rules on the Treatment of Prisoners


Joint WNUSP and IDA response to the WHO's approach to mental health and disability inclusive development ( download)


WNUSP Statement to the OPCAT Contact Group on Prison Issues


WNUSP Co-chair, Moosa Salie responds to draft report: Reforming Mental Health Law in Africa:  Practical Tips and Suggestions


Advocacy Letter to UN Special Rapporteur on Health


Global Workshop on Universal Electoral Rights of People with Disabilities, 14th -17th September 2002, Sigtuna, Sweden


Letter to Special Rapporteur on Health

Letter from Tina Minkowitz, J.D., Co-chairperson, World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry:
"I am writing with some comments about your recent report on mental disability and the right to health, and would welcome dialogue about any of these issues."

Read the letter here.

Comments on the Draft WHO Manual on Mental Health Legislation

Letter from Karl Bach Jensen, WNUSP:
"As a board member of the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry I am happy to have the opportunity to comment the Draft WHO Manual on Mental Health Legislation. On behalf of WNUSP I want to give you the following comments on the draft document."

Read the letter here.