WHO Resource Book on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation

World Health Organization
Publication date: 
1 January 2005
This Resource Book is structured in three parts: first on the context of mental health legislation, which includes the interface between law and policy and the major human rights principles; second on the content of mental health legislation, including appropriate care, user and family rights and involuntary admission; and finally the process of drafting, adopting and implementing mental health legislation. The appendix contains a checklist for evaluating mental health legislation.