On this page I am linking two sets of indicators that can be useful to you in assessing law reform and policy reform, and to some extent may also be useful in assessing alternatives.

The first is the updated Reporting Guidelines of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  This of course has the advantage of being an authoritative position of the Committee that monitors compliance with the Convention.  It upholds the absolute prohibition and is worth using as a tool and reference in your shadow reporting and advocacy.

The second is a set of indicators developed through the Absolute Prohibition campaign group.  We hope it may be useful as a complement to the authoritative CRPD guidelines, as a document from a specifically user/survivor/psychosocial disability perspective, and welcome feedback for continual improvement.  Here in pdf: CHRUSP_AP_CRPD_Indicators_032817 and word: CHRUSP_AP_CRPD_Indicators_032817.

New work in Absolute Prohibition

What is being done around the world to actually enforce the absolute prohibition of commitment, forced treatment, and substitute decision-making?

How can we judge whether law reform initiatives, or alternatives to psychiatry, are really compliant with CRPD human rights obligations?

How can we connect with others doing similar work, to share ideas, get advice, and collaborate?

What kinds of resources are there to spread the message?

I plan to develop a few pages on this website to share useful information being developed in the campaign.

  1. Indicators
  2. Law reforms – enacted and proposed
  3. Alternative support practices
  4. Projects to enforce and promote absolute prohibition
  5. Messaging – art and other materials

If you support absolute prohibition and are interested in joining, you can contact  (Please be aware that it is not always possible to respond immediately.)