Human Rights Obligations and Budgeting for Mental Health in Northern Ireland

61 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2012

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Mira Dutschke

Queen's University Belfast

Eoin Rooney

Queen's University Belfast

Aoife Nolan

University of Nottingham - School of Law

Rory O'Connell

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute

Colin Harvey

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law

Date Written: June 22, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Dutschke, Mira and Rooney, Eoin and Nolan, Aoife and O'Connell, Rory and Harvey, Colin, Human Rights Obligations and Budgeting for Mental Health in Northern Ireland (June 22, 2012). Queen's University Belfast Law Research Paper No. 12-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2089338 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2089338

Mira Dutschke

Queen's University Belfast ( email )

25 University Square
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Ireland

Eoin Rooney

Queen's University Belfast

25 University Square
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Ireland

Aoife Nolan

University of Nottingham - School of Law ( email )

University Park
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

Rory O'Connell (Contact Author)

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute ( email )

Shore Road
Newtownabbey, County Antrim BT37 OQB
Northern Ireland

HOME PAGE: http://www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk/

Colin Harvey

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law ( email )

School of Law
Belfast BT7 1NN, BT7 1NN
Ireland

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