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Fair Treatment of Mentally-Ill: a resolution in Human Rights

16-01-2004, 23:21
Fair Treatment of Mentally-Ill

A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights
Strength: Strong
Proposed by: Faybian

Description: Humane Treatment of the Mentally-Ill

Resolved, all countries that are members of UN be required to treat citizens who are mentally-ill humanely.

A mental illness is defined as a psychiatric disorder that results in a disruption in a person's thinking, feeling, moods, and ability to relate to others.

This proposal would include a ban on physical abuse, forcing mentally-ill citizens to perform inhumane tasks, or forcing mentally-ill citizens to live and/or work in inhumane conditions.

Basic services should be offered to all citizens who are mentally-ill.

Votes For: 4702

Votes Against: 611

[Delegate Votes (]

Voting Ends: Wed Jan 21 2004
17-01-2004, 00:46
We request that all members please confine their debate on this resolution to this thread.
17-01-2004, 01:06
The Rogue Nation of Greenspoint sees this as yet another proposal that stomps all over national sovereignty, and gets into issues best left to the individual nations.

We will not support it.
Oppressed Possums
18-01-2004, 00:29
As someone else previously addressed, this problem can be solved with the Euthanasia resolution.
18-01-2004, 00:29
We have voted for the resolution at this time. It seems to be a logical civil rights resolution to us.

Lord Evif, Goobergunchian UN Ambassador
Founder of the DU Region
18-01-2004, 01:29
1) Loopholes in the fact that the definition of 'mental illness' applies to many people who are capable of being in the workforce.
2) The fact that such people could qualify for living expenses that drain on taxpayers money.
3) The fact that the core issue of the clause is a basic right of humans in most civilized nations, and thereby is handled throughout
most nations already.
New Eriu as future delegate for Evermore does not support this proposal.