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Prime minister, Parliament

Abolish Forced Psychiatry on the basis:
- Page 5 of the speech of Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E Méndez in 22. meating of the "Human Rights Council" 4. March 2013: "States should impose an absolute ban on all forced and non-consensual medical interventions against persons with disabilities, including the non-consensual administration of psychosurgery, electroshock and mind-altering drugs, for both long- and short- term application. The obligation to end forced psychiatric interventions based on grounds of disability is of immediate application and scarce financial resources cannot justify postponement of its implementation."
- Report A/HRC/22/53 of the Special Rapportuer on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of 1. February 2013, Section 82.: "The prohibition of torture is one of the few absolute and non-derogable human rights, a matter of jus cogens, a peremptory norm of customary international law."

Binding Psychiatric Advance Directives (German Advanced directive) can be a first step.
Norway has the highest use of coecion in psychiatry in Europe.
5 UN committees (3), Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe, Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC), Ombud against discrimation (LDO), Direktorate of Health, Disability organisation support reduction and removal of coercion.


Walter Keim

This petition closed over 1 year ago

How this will help

Make authorities and parliament aware of the problem and make them to act, i. e. change laws.

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