Learn CAMH Library: Human Rights Day 2016

Published on December 9th, 2016 | from CAMH Education

CAMH Library: Human Rights Day 2016

By Sarah Bonato, Reference/Research Librarian, CAMH Library

Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10th. See below for info on human rights in mental health and addictions populations. Journal articles and reports from governmental agencies, NGOs and other sources are included.

Equality, Dignity and Inclusion: Legislation that Enhances Human Rights for People Living with Mental Illness
From the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Human Rights-Based Approaches to Mental Health: A Review of Programs. By Porsdam Mann S, Bradley VJ, Sahakian BJ
From the journal Health and Human Rights. 2016 Jun;18(1):263-276

Human Rights Watch
From a nongovernment, not for profit organization

Is the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Impacting Mental Health Laws and Policies in High-Income Countries? A Case Study of Implementation in Canada. By Hoffman SJ, Sritharan L, Tejpar A
From the journal BMC International  Health and Human Rights. 2016 Nov 11;16(1):28

  • This article addresses how the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities helped to facilitate a larger shift in social and cultural paradigms of mental health and disability in Canada

Minds that matter: Report on the Consultation on Human Rights, Mental Health and Addictions
From the Ontario Human Rights Commission

WHOQualityRight Project
From the World Health Organization

Transgender Rights as Human Rights. By Powell T, Shapiro S, Stein E
From the AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016 Nov 1;18(11):1126-1131



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