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The Use of Mental Disability Law to Suppress Political Dissent

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

For many years, institutional psychiatry was a major tool in the suppression of political dissent. Moreover, while the worst excesses of the past have mostly disappeared, the problem is not limited ... More


A Disability Rights Tribunal for Asia and the Pacific

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The existence of regional human rights courts and commissions has been an essential element in the enforcement of international human rights in those regions of the world where such tribunals exist. ... More


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