PRIDE: Panel on Mental Health Advocacy and Art

This panel will shed light on the socio-legal advocacy and artistic practices, on 'legal capacity', 'Community Treatment Order' and 'compulsory admission' from the perspective of the Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities (CRPD), and raising discussion through personal experiences, case studies and law reform studies. Sophie will explore the issue of dignity of people with disabilities impacted by the policies and treatments imposed by the medical system and legal system, and how we can restore their lost dignity by affirming their humanities and reinforcing their agency through artistic and creative practices.