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Resolution A/HRC/RES/36/13. mental health and human rights (2017) - Human Rights Council Resolution

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Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 28 September 2017
36/13. Mental health and human rights

The Human Rights Council,
Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
Guided also by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and by all relevant
international human rights treaties, in particular, the International Covenant on Civil and
Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or
Punishment, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against
Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities,

Reaffirming Human Rights Council resolution 32/18 of 1 July 2016 on mental health
and human rights and Council resolutions on the rights of persons with disabilities,
Welcoming the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 3, on ensuring
healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages, its specific and interlinked targets
and its close interlinkages with Goal 1, on eradicating poverty, and Goal 10, on reducing

Underscoring that the full realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms for
all contributes to the efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, while
recognizing that, inter alia, discrimination, stigma, corruption, violence and abuse are major
obstacles in this regard (...)


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