Open letter to British Psychological Society

Observing that the British Psychological Society (BPS) has endorsed the United Nations Special Rapporteur On The Right Of Everyone To The Enjoyment Of The Highest Attainable Standard Of Physical And Mental Health [1]. We ask that the BPS also endorse the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) report on the United Kingdom’s ‘grave and systemic’ abuses of disabled people’s human rights [2], in line with their stated ethical policy [3] and endorsement of international human rights treaties, as evidenced by their endorsement of the aforementioned UN special rapporteurs Mental Health report.

[1] https://beta.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-backs-un-report-mental-health
[2] http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/InquiryProcedure.aspx?platform=hootsuite
[3] https://beta.bps.org.uk/sites/beta.bps.org.uk/files/Policy%20-%20Files/Code%20of%20Ethics%20and%20Conduct%20%282009%29.pdf

Yours Sincerely

Recovery in the Bin
Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)
Mental Health Resistance Network (MHRN)

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