CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 31
Plain English recommendation
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
UN article number
2 (general obligations), 5 (prohibition of racial discrimination; equal enjoyment of rights)