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Council of Europe’s human rights dilemma

The Council of Europe has come into a serious dilemma between two of its own conventions that contain texts based on outdated discriminatory policies...

The Human Rights problem of the Council of Europe

In a surprise move, the Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe shoved the hot potato of the possible new legal instrument on...

International Shock: A Eugenics Ghost is still alive and kicking around in the Council of Europe

The Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe over the last years has been preparing a new legal instrument on the use of...

More persons than ever locked up in psychiatry in Denmark

Locked up, why? She had been deprived of her liberty simply because she was somewhat confused and had played loud music late in the...

European psychiatry in bad shape

The use of coercion and force continue to be common practice in European psychiatry despite efforts to decrease their use. Recent studies have looked at...

Council of Europe in big controversy on human rights abuse

A Committee of the Council of Europe is about to complete the work on a possible new legal instrument, that if approved will authorize...

Council of Europe wants to enforce harmful coercive psychiatric treaments – UN experts oppose

Independent UN human rights experts called on Friday for a European body of intergovernmental experts to stop legislation supporting coercive mental health measures. 
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