Human Rights Reporting
Resources to use UN human rights mechanisms to complain of human rights violations, emphasizing those relevant to abolition of forced psychiatry. This page includes:
- General "how to" materials on human rights reporting
- CRPD-related materials
- Examples of human rights reports done by users and survivors of psychiatry
Note: CHRUSP does not endorse the view that it is necessary for the disability community, or all NGOs, to produce a single comprehensive report. Users and survivors of psychiatry may do better to present our own report, particularly when other coalition members do not support the abolition of forced psychiatry and do not respect our authority to define our own human rights ("nothing about us without us").
It's also important in our view, to not think of these materials as a guide to human rights standards, as many of them contain inaccurate information on the CRPD and other standards related to abolition of forced psychiatry. Please refer to CHRUSP Resources and other pages on this website. And if you are thoroughly confused, please be patient with us as we work on developing CHRUSP into an organization that can offer more systematic help in these areas. You are always welcome to email us through the Contact page if you have particular questions.
Human rights reports