Following three missions in 1985, 1987 and 1992 to study the human rights of psychiatric patients in Japan, the ICJ published the conclusions and recommendations.
The recommendations set forth in the report address these issues and are intended to promote more flexible and coordinated mental health care through the mobilization of community resources as well as the provision of adequate budgetary support. Legal reforms are needed to transform the PRB system into an independent procedure in accordance with principles 17 and 19 of the UN principles.
Japan-psychatric patients-mission recommendations-1992-eng (full text in English, PDF)
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