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HRW Urges Mexico Commission To Revise Mental Health Bill To Reflect Rights Of Persons With Disabilities

Human Rights Watch: Mexico: Mental Health Bill Undermines Disability Rights
“Mexico’s Congressional Mental Health and Drug Commission is considering a national mental health bill that proposes to improve mental health services for all in Mexico but would seriously jeopardize the rights of people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch said [Tuesday]. In a letter sent on October 16, 2017, to the Commission on Health and Drugs in the Chamber of Deputies, Human Rights Watch urged the commission to reject the bill in its current form. … The final bill should ensure the right to mental health for all in Mexico on an equal basis, without resort to forced treatment, and be consistent with Mexico’s laudable international commitments to the rights of persons with disabilities…” (10/17).

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