FGIP response to the 2020 Puras report
Mental Health and Human Rights: Setting a Rights-Based Global Agenda – Response to the report of the UN Special Rapporteur
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health (UN Special Rapporteur) in a March 2020 report to the United Nations Human Rights Council “Mental Health and Human Rights: Setting a Rights-Based Global Agenda,”emphasized the importance of a human rights based approach to mental health care. The report is a welcome development, supporting long-standing efforts to move mental health out of the shadows in the UN, andhighlighting key challenges.
The Federation Global Initiative In Psychiatry (FGIP) builds on some of the report’s spotlights in its efforts tostrengthening the rights-based approach to mental health. Given the intermittent attention to mental health and particularly the human rights based approach to mental health, FGIP welcomes the opportunity to discuss the issues more broadly. The FGIP response is available as a short as well as an extensive version.
The long version of our reaction can be downloaded here
The short version can be downloaded here