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Mental disability, the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, and the Sustainable Development Goals

Bartlett, Peter

Authors

PETER BARTLETT peter.bartlett@nottingham.ac.uk
Nottingham Healthcare Nhs Trust Professor of Mental Health Law



Contributors

Laura Davidson
Editor

Abstract

Since Winterwerp v the Netherlands in 1979, the European Court of Human Rights and, later, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, have been developing law and policy on human rights and mental disability (taken in this chapter to include psychosocial disability/mental health problems, and mental disabilities related to old age). This paper charts the shape of those developments, relating to psychiatric detention, psychiatric treatment, and systems of guardianship. The new paradigm of human rights, manifest in both the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the 2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is explored, and the potential and limitations of the ECHR in advancing that new agenda considered.

Citation

Bartlett, P. (2019). Mental disability, the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, and the Sustainable Development Goals. In L. Davidson (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of International Development, Mental Health and WellbeingRoutledge

Acceptance Date Aug 30, 2017
Online Publication Date Jun 19, 2019
Publication Date Jun 25, 2019
Deposit Date Sep 1, 2017
Publicly Available Date Dec 20, 2020
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title The Routledge Handbook of International Development, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Chapter Number 18
ISBN 9780367027735
Keywords Sustainable Development Goals, European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR, United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, CRPD, Mental health, Mental disability, Psychosocial disability, Sustainable Development Goals 2015
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45347
Related Public URLs https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-International-Development-Mental-Health-and/Davidson/p/book/9780367027735
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Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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