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WNUSP Newsletter, February 2011 PDF Print E-mail

Special Bulletin, 26th February 2011

Dear WNUSP Friends,
The following open letter of protest by the WNUSP has just been sent to various Kenyan media houses for publication.


26th February 2011

H.E. MWAI KIBAKI
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA


Dear Mr. President

RE: THE VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN YOUR COUNTRY THAT IS AIRED ON CNN TODAY 26/02/2011

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WNUSP Newsletter, October 2010 PDF Print E-mail

OCTOBER 2010

Dear WNUSP Friends,
Welcome to the October 2010 Edition of WNUSP-News.

ANNOUNCEMENT - WNUSP members elected to CRPD Committee

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WNUSP Newsletter, Febrary 2010 PDF Print E-mail

SPECIAL EDITION - February 2010

Dear WNUSP Friends,

This special edition of WNUSP-News, commemorates the life and times of Judi Chamberlin, former WNUSP co-chair.

JUDI CHAMBERLINĀ  (1944-2010)

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WNUSP Newsletter, January 2009 PDF Print E-mail

Dear WNUSP Friends,

This edition of WNUSP news features the Final Announcement for our General Assembly and World Conference.

Final Invitation - Third Announcement

REGISTER NOW!!!

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WNUSP Newsletter, October 2008 PDF Print E-mail

SPECIAL BULLETIN - OCTOBER 2008

UN Torture Rapporteur: Forced Treatment Against Disability Convention, May Be Torture
The World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry is pleased to receive the Interim Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak. The report, available on the web at the url shown below, states that:

"the Special Rapporteur notes that the acceptance of involuntary treatment and involuntary confinement runs counter to the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" and that such practices may constitute torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

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WNUSP Newsletter, June 2007 PDF Print E-mail

EDITION 3 - June 2007

Dear WNUSP Friends,

Welcome to this edition of WNUSP-News. We are back, after the first and second editions which were dedicated to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD).

In this edition, our focus will be on our newly established continental organization, called the Pan African Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (PANUSP). Also we are starting a regular slot on WNUSP reportbacks, where we give news and reports on activities and meetings, in which we were involved, as well as other important announcements relating to conferences, etc. In this edition, we will also, start a regular slot, which will provide updated information on progress with regard to the CRPD

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WNUSP Newsletter, February 2007 (2) PDF Print E-mail

EDITION 2 - February 2007

Dear WNUSP Friends,
Welcome to edition 2 of WNUSP-News, which accompanies edition 1. We feature an overview of the Convention as it relates to users and survivors of psychiatry, written by Tina Minkowitz, WNUSP co-chair. We hope this will be a helpful reference for our members as they start to discuss the Convention in national and grass-roots organizations.

Link to the text of the Convention - http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/rights/convtexte.htm

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WNUSP Newsletter, February 2007 (1) PDF Print E-mail

EDITION 1 - February 2007

Dear WNUSP Friends,
Welcome to the first edition of our official newsletter, WNUSP-News. In this edition we will be focusing on the recently adopted United Nations human rights treaty called, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities or CRPD, for short.

Our main article is an interview with Tina Minkowitz, where she answers questions about the impact of the Convention on the lives of persons with psychosocial disabilities. Tina had participated as our chief delegate at the various meetings of the Ad Hoc committee, which was formed by the United Nations, and tasked with the responsibility of drafting the text of the Convention. She also spoke for the IDC [International Disability Caucus - (served as the coordinating body for the participation of people with disabilities in the drafting and negotiation process) - Ed.] at the general assembly adoption, which was the first time a user or survivor of psychiatry, representing a user/survivor organization and identified as such, addressed the UN general assembly.
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