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Other Acts CM/Rec(2009)3 (19/05/2009)

Type: Acts of the Council of Europe: Recommendation on monitoring the protection of human rights and dignity of persons with a mental disorder

Authority: European Authorities - Council of Europe: Committee of Ministers

Date: 05/19/2009

Subject: The recommendation deals with the protection of persons affected by mental disorder. The protection is based upon eight principles/guidelines: non discrimination, respect of political and civil rights, promotion of health-care education, protection of vulnerable subject, efficiency of the health-care system, use of precautionary measures other than prison when possible, suitable trial guarantee and aid to familiars who look after the sick.

Classification: Dignity - Art. 1 Human dignity - Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Art. 26 Rights of the disabled - Solidarity - Art. 34 Social benefits - Art. 35 Preventive health care - Medical treatments - Justice - Art. 47 Right to an effective remedy before a tribunal

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