Human rights in mental health.
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MACPHERSON, S. and WARRENDER, D. 2017. Human rights in mental health. In Cooper, D.B. (ed.) Ethics in mental health - substance use. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 13. Available from: http://www.routledge.com/9781138672499
Human Rights are the fundamental rights and freedoms that belong to everyone, everywhere throughout their lifespan, by virtue of being human. They apply regardless of a person’s thoughts, beliefs or behaviours and cannot be permanently removed, though there are some circumstances under which they can be restricted, including when a person commits a crime or when they are detained under mental health legislation.