Human rights are fundamental to good mental health services

Thankfully most people never have to worry about their human rights. For many, they can seem fairly distant: something for lawyers and politicians to worry about, with little impact on our own everyday lives. When we do hear about human rights in the media it’s usually via a story that links them with supposedly ‘undeserving’ …

Rehabilitation rather than punishment must be at the heart of youth justice

The Government has announced its plans for the future of youth custody. But more needs to be done to put children’s human rights at the heart of the criminal justice system. A more ambitious and radical approach is needed to improve outcomes for children in the criminal justice system and set them on a better …