Mental Health as a Target

Schmid, Evelyne. (18 July 2016) Mental Health as a Target. IntLawGrrls : voices on international law, policy, practice.

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Despite the vast literature on the right to health in international human rights law, it is still rare that human rights organisations provide rights-based analyses on health in conflicts in general, and on mental health in particular. In this post, I take the opportunity to critically review two conceptual aspects of a ground-breaking report by Amnesty International. First, harm to mental health should not exclusively be viewed as an impact of the conflict but can itself constitute a violation of the laws of war or of human rights law. Second, it is a welcome development that Amnesty International does not exclusively frame the need to provide for mental health services from the angle of the right to reparations.
Faculties and Departments:02 Faculty of Law > Departement Rechtswissenschaften > Fachbereich Öffentliches Recht > Ordinariat Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht (Schefer)
UniBasel Contributors:Schmid, Evelyne
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