Mar 10, 2018
This week on MIA Radio, we interview Tina Minkowitz. Tina is an attorney and survivor of psychiatry who represented the World Network for Users and Survivors of Psychiatry in the drafting and negotiation of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Tina is a strong proponent for the abolition of all forced psychiatric interventions and played a major role in attaining a shift in international law in favor of such a ban.
In this interview, we talk about how the United Nations came to support the abolition of forced psychiatric treatment and why Tina believes that abolition of forced treatment, not reform, is necessary.
In this episode we discuss:
The Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
Campaign to Support CRPD Absolute Prohibition of Commitment and Forced Treatment
Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities