TCI Asia Pacific joins the global call to uphold the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Quoting the joint statement on COVID-19 and persons with psychosocial disabilities:
“States have the responsibility under international law to respect and ensure the human rights of people with psychosocial disabilities on an equal basis with others. This responsibility is heightened during a national and global emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The vulnerabilities highlighted during the pandemic as a result of structural discrimination, discriminatory legislation, and practices of exclusion and violence both in communities and in medical and social care settings, must be taken into account and remedied both during the emergency and afterwards.”