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ENUSP feedback on the WHO Europe Indicators of empowerment

ENUSP took part in the WHOECC Congress on “How to promote empowerment experiences of mental health service users and carers in Europe? – Indicators and good practices” in Lille, France at 30 and 31 January 2014. 

Read the statement of ENUSP here: 

ENUSP feedback on the WHO Europe Indicators of empowerment

 

ENUSP: French mental health law breaches human rights and must be repealed

Each year in France, over 75,000 persons are forcibly  interned in psychiatric hospitals, very often at the request of a “third party”, usually a relative. In a statement endorsed by ENUSP, French user/survivor activists remind the French government that psychiatric incarceration and forced psychiatric treatment are grave violations of human rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). Together with the Union Nationale GEM-France (UNGF), the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (WNUSP), the Center for Human Rights of Users and
Survivors of Psychiatry (CHRUSP) and Mental Health Europe (MHE), we call on the new French government to repeal the country's 2011 mental health law and respect the rights and dignity of all users and survivors in France. You can read the letter here in  English and in French

 

ENUSP tells UN Torture Watchdog: Cage beds must be banned

On Monday April 23, ENUSP sent a joint alert to the UN Committee against Torture about the ongoing use of caging and other acts of torture, including forced psychiatric treatment, in the Czech Republic. The UN Committee will be questioning the Czech government on May 14 about acts of torture and inhuman treatment being perpetuated against people with disabilities (among other topics).
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blogbig iconENUSP is the only independent network of mental health service users and survivors of psychiatry at a European level. Our members are regional, national and local organisations and individuals from 39 countries united in the fight for human rights and self-determination.

In addition to maintaining a Europe-wide support network, ENUSP has campaigned for the last nineteen years to end discriminatory and abusive treatment of users and survivors of psychiatry and advance accessible alternatives in the community. Our efforts help to expose coercive psychiatric treatment as a major human rights violation which must be dealt with through changes to public law and policy.

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