Mental Health Law and Human Rights

International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights 2009-2010 (Pune)

Received by mail:
From: Natalie Drew
Date: 10/06/2009

Dear colleagues, The Indian Law Society (I.L.S.) and the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) successfully launched the International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights in 2008 at the I.L.S. Law College in Pune, India. The I.L.S. and W.H.O. are pleased to announce admissions for academic year 2009/2010.

Applications should be submitted by July 2009

This innovative one year Diploma, which includes two short residential sessions (three weeks in total) and distance learning, is instrumental in building capacity in countries to promote the rights of persons with mental disabilities, consistent with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other international human rights standards. It equips students with skills essential to advocate effectively for human rights and participate actively in mental health legal and policy reform.

Classes start on 2 October, 2009, and applications can be submitted online at Mental Health and Human Rights’ Admission page.

More information about the Diploma is available at Mental Health Law.

Best regards, Natalie Drew, Mental Health Policy and Service Development (MHP), Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland, Tel: +41 22 791 32 06, Office 6173, Fax: +41 22 791 41 60, e-mail.


The ILS Law College, Fax-no +91-20-2565-8665, Law College Road, Pune, 411004, Maharashtra, India;

Website for Mental Health and Human Rights.

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