Human rights and the governance of cognitive impairment and mental illness

Authored by: Claire Spivakovsky

The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138931176
eBook ISBN: 9781315679891
Adobe ISBN: 9781317395553

10.4324/9781315679891.ch19

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

During the 1970s and 1980s, western countries around the world entered a process of deinstitutionalization, releasing many people with cognitive impairments and mental illness from state-run institutions and asylums. Primarily this process occurred in response to both the emergence of rights-based disability movements (see Campbell and Oliver 1996), as well as subsequent rights-based challenges, such as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons 1975 . Unfortunately, however, this process of deinstitutionalization failed on several fronts.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.