Human Rights Obligations and Budgeting for Mental Health in Northern Ireland
61 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2012
Date Written: June 22, 2012
This case study identifies the key human rights obligations (based on the International covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, ICESCR) that are relevant to any analysis of funding for mental health services as an aspect of the realization of the right to health. It discusses these standards in the context of mental health provision in Northern Ireland. It presents the context for the funding of mental health services in Northern Ireland. As part of its presentation of the relevant ICESCR obligations, it identifies a few key areas of concern with regards to the human rights compatibility of funding for mental health services in Northern Ireland.
Keywords: right to health, human rights
JEL Classification: K33
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