"The UK has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and hence Scotland is required to observe and implement it. I have for some years been pressing for Scottish mental health legislation to be reformed so that it is compliant with the CRPD, especially with Article 12 CRPD: this Article would seem to imply that states which have ratified the CRPD "must abolish policies and legislative provisions that allow or perpetrate forced treatment" : section 38 of the General Comment on Article 12 issued by the CRPD Committee in April 2014. .."
Hunter Watson's Petition on Scottish Parliament website 'PE01667: Review of mental health and incapacity legislation'
Mr Watson's Petition will be heard tomorrow, Thursday 21 March 2019 in Scottish Parliament:
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Link to Scottish Parliament TV, for watching Public Petitions Committee live tomorrow 9.30am, David Livingstone Room (CR6)