Update #5 ·

​Shadow report: What can be done about NORWAY ranking highest in Europe in use of coercion in psychiatry including human rights breach forced drugging?

Dear Mental Disability Advocacy Center, 

Norway ratified CRPD as 130. state and delivered 2. July 2015 its first report to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) (5) defending highest used of coercion in Europe, by referring to its reservation and other states. 

I am drafting suggestions for a shadow report (withdraw reservation, ban forced drugging with law) and would like to ask for support using your knowledge and expertise. I found less then a dozen other reservations of 47 European states. What look these reservations like, can Norway refer to other states to excuse itself? Can you help? 

“Compared with other European countries, Norway ranks the highest when it comes to the use of compulsory treatment” in mental health care (page 44, reference 6). “The truth is that Norway has a long tradition of extensive use of compulsory admissions and has been a world leader in use of this kind of force in ‘psychiatry’ (7). “ 

Thank you for sending the legal opinion of MDAC showing that Norway should withdraw reservations to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), because they undermine the very object and purpose of the CRPD. MDAC send this legal opinion to the Prime Ministers Office filed under reference 2013/1135 but not answered. The Attorney General answered 4.12.2013: “I presuppose that the office of the Prime Minister will subject your views to due consideration”. Did you get an answer from the Prime Minister?http://home.broadpark.no/~wkeim/files/150716mdac.html

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