Join the #WithdrawOviedo campaign to end coercion in psychiatry

Join the #WithdrawOviedo campaign to end coercion in psychiatry

Today, EDF and Mental Health Europe launch an advocacy toolkit and joint campaign against the draft additional protocol to the Oviedo Convention.

The draft additional protocol is a legal document that is being discussed by the Council of Europe – a regional organisation composed of 47 European countries – on the topic of involuntary treatment and placement in psychiatry.

EDF and many stakeholders have been opposing to this draft protocol for many years because it violates the human rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Despite this opposition, the draft has been finalised and will be put for a vote this year.

Join our movement opposing the draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention and urge the Council of Europe to withdraw it:

Marine Uldry, Human Rights Officer: