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To Prime Minister of Norway, Statsministerens kontor, Postboks 8001 Dep, N-0030 Oslo

NORWAY MUST FULLY RESPECT RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, says the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks

Dear Prime Minister/ Your Excellency,

I am writing to express my concern regarding ongoing violations of rights that people with disabilities in Norway. Following the visit in your country of Nils Muižnieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, I understand that such violations are still common.

It has been brought to my attention by the Mental Disability Advocacy Center that thousands of people with disabilities are denied the right to make decisions in their lives, even in such personal matters as marriage, adoption, abortion, sterilisation, medical treatment, and the acquisition of a passport. Thousands of others are forcibly detained, subjected to forced treatment, isolated and restrained.

This situation is unacceptable for a country such as Norway, which has a global reputation promoting and protecting human rights.

I support the call for Norway to withdraw its reservations to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities .

With high consideration,

Walter Keim
Netizen: http://sites.google.com/site/walterkeim/

Signed,

Walter Keim

This petition closed about 3 years ago

How this will help

  • Improve the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities. 
  • help Norway to fulfill its human rights obligation to reduce and remove coercion i psychiatry, 
  • End practices which result in forced...
  • Improve the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities. 
  • help Norway to fulfill its human rights obligation to reduce and remove coercion i psychiatry, 
  • End practices which result in forced institutionalisation and treatment of people with disabilities.
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