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Chapter Seven - Mental Health and Human Rights: Contents
“Deriving from the right to health and other human rights, the right to community integration has general application to all persons with mental disabilities. Community integration better supports their dignity, autonomy, equality, and participation in society. It helps prevent institutionalization... [and] is also an important strategy in breaking down stigma and discrimination...."
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Paul Hunt, February 2005