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CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 31

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

Take steps to ensure people belonging to ethnic minorities have full access to quality health care. Take steps to address the disproportionate number of people of Afro-Caribbean descent being treated in psychiatric institutions, as well as the disproportionate use of restraint, seclusion and medication in these settings.


Original UN recommendation

The State party should take effective measures to ensure the accessibility and availability of quality health-care services to persons belonging to ethnic minorities, throughout its jurisdiction. The Committee stresses the particular importance of adopting measures to address effectively the overrepresentation of persons of Afro-Caribbean descent being treated in psychiatric institutions and the disproportionate use of restraint, seclusion and medication.

Date of UN examination

02/10/2016

UN article number

2 (general obligations), 5 (prohibition of racial discrimination; equal enjoyment of rights)

Last updated on 08/10/2019