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Human Rights

UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
This document discusses the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO at its 33rd session in 2005. The convention addresses the many forms of cultural expression that result from the creativity of individuals, groups and societies and that convey cultural content with symbolic meaning, as well as artistic and cultural values that originate from or express cultural identities.

Ontario Human Rights and Mental Health Policy
The Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) provides for equal rights and opportunities, and freedom from discrimination. The Code recognizes the dignity and worth of every person in Ontario and applies to the areas of employment, housing, goods, facilities and services, contracts, and membership in unions, trade or professional associations. [From the website]

Culture and Context in Human Rights
This chapter addresses three broad questions basic to the cross-cultural applicability of human rights in the domain of psychiatry: (1) Do the theory and practice of psychiatry and other mental health disciplines apply across disparate cultures? (2) Are human rights principles in general universally applicable? and (3) Are human rights principles specifically applicable to mental health issues across cultures? The issues are discussed in relation to values of pluralism and multiculturalism.