public burial of the UN-Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) took place at 3.30
p.m. on Nov. 10, 2010 in the Frankfurt river Main.
the history of the slaughtered convention:
a reaction to the Cripple-Tribunal, the Foucault and Russell
Tribunals from 2001 there was a need from the side of the
states, instead of changing the practices, to just make
any international agreement in order to stifle criticism
with reference to these "great" agreements. That
is a typical method how those with power in the state negate
the demands for the respect of human rights of the oppressed,
in democracies just as with dictatorships, in order to maintain
the deception that human rights are being upheld.
the NGO´s taking part in the preparation of the CRPD
could not push through our demand that the ban on coercive
psychiatry must be explicitly taken up in the convention,
as with its incompatibility with human rights. If that had
succeeded, then with acceptance of the convention and/or
its respective ratification, it would have been clear from
the outset what the decision was and it would not have had
the slightest chance for any "interpretations".
fact, the only thing achieved was that this demand is implicitly
included in the convention, one could say it was "legal
logic" included in the articles thereof. That was probably
a diplomatic compromise, so that ostensibly the convention
would not seem so "conspicuous" any more. However,
in doing so, the weight of succeeding with the demand on
a national state level had been shifted: With the ratifications
it would now be decided whether the abolishment of coercive
psychiatry was in fact accepted as an implicitly logical
result of the convention. But because the end of coercive
psychiatry is not desired, either the convention should,
in an honest way, not have been signed at all or, just as
honestly, after initialing, should not have been ratified
(as appears to have been decided by the USA). The other
option, namely to make a hypocritical fraud out of the convention,
is what all states which have ratified it so far have chosen
you have to give credit to these states in that the national
legislators committed this fraud without having been previously
informed of this implicit logic. These legislators can thus
declare their guilelessness, assuming themselves to be "innocent".
In complete contrast to this, in Germany the disability-political
cynics delivered a disgusting farce hand in hand with the
German Society for Sozial Psychiatry (DGSP): Lies and deception
on an open stage by Prof. Peter Kruckenberg who was questioned
as an "expert" in the parliamentary hearing.
The slaughter of the CRPD in Germany. The political class
and its courtiers have cynically seized human rights in
order to divide them so that they do not apply to certain
people and make a mockery of human rights.
this stereotyped reaction to the abuse of human rights,
in a political way in the form of a public debate it was
overwhelmingly made clear at the CRPD BEFORE the ratification
to all the representatives of the sovereign, what consequences
the CRPD brings with it, i.e. what promises have to be kept
regarding their ratification. This was done on the basis
of a legal expert opinion and the unequivocal opinion of
the High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed in Information
Note No. 4 on the Dignity and Justice for Detainees Week
law maker opted for fraud, in that on the advice of e.g.
his DGSP "advisors", he simply by declaration
denies these consequences and, despite the implementation
of the CRPD, decided that assault and unlawful detention
of the alleged "mentally ill" are not crimes,
something which is not the case with those not so defamed.
In a completely shameless audacity, the meaning of words
is negated in political decision-making and power is exercised
in a sado anal mode, figuratively speaking.
Germany has thus become the worst country in the world with
regard to its policy on disability law:
the government level it was particularly the Federal Government
Commissioner for the Needs of Disabled People, Karin Evers-Meyer,
who was at the helm, having organized the ratification as
a slaughter of the convention.
Berlin health senator, Karin Lompscher, with her state secretary,
Benjamin Hoff, was in the key position required by the expert
opinion referred to the Berlin mental health law to fulfil
the CRPD, but instead responded with slander against the
the leadership of its director, Heiner Bielefeldt, the German
Institute for Government Favors by its unconditional acceptance
of the so-called monitoring contract has made itself courtiers
to the government and still deceives the public with the
claim that it is a "German Institute for Human Rights".
the meantime, this institute, now under the new director,
Beate Rudolf, even invites the organizations of those who
as perpetrators systematically violate the convention: the
German Psychiatric Association and their camouflage associations.
To invite these perpetrators as "survivors of psychiatry"
is the height of cynicism that this "monitoring body"
now openly displays: If the government pays them, they would
even describe a Gulag as an exemplary vacation home!
slaughterers of the convention were:
disability policy spokesman of the fraction in the federal
parliament, Hubert Hüppe " Conservative party (currently
the Federal Government commissioner for the disabled), Silvia
Schmidt " Labour party, Dr. Ilja Seifert " Post
communist party, Markus Kurth " Green Party.
Brandenburg state parliament, the first after entry into force
of the UN convention to immediately prove that it wanted to
mock the minimum human rights standards of the CRPD and that
however supplied with detailed information of its members
of parliament, it could install a new powerfully violent and
coercive mental health law.
Theresia Degener, in spite of a contrary opinion of the UN
High Commissioner for Human Rights, is not prepared to retract
its claim that incarceration and forced treatment on the pretext
that a person is allegedly "mentally ill" and dangerous,
with the consent of a judge and a corresponding law being
compatible with the CRPD. That professor Degener has now been
proposed by the German Government for the committee at the
UN to internationally monitor the implementation of the CRPD
is a logical consequence of this policy of prevention of disability
rights. She will try to cover this German Institute for Government
Favors on an international level. Thus, the CRPD within the
UN is greatly weakened, if not completely destroyed.
in Germany many disability organizations stay completely
blind to this development and declare that they should look
away from the dramatic human rights abuses in the field
of psychiatry is very, very sad!
organizations seem to think that they could be so kind and
in return the state governments in Germany would let a few
crumbs fall from the table. They will however have a rude
awakening when they realize that with this tactic they could
"harvest" just the opposite. Because if they allow
the CRPD to be rendered ineffective at such a pivotal point,
where core values are at stake, then the CRPD is so weakened
that it is not even strong enough for being delivered "crumbs".
false hopes have now led to there being a deep rift between
us and these other groups who are being disabled. There
was already an indication of this contradiction, however,
when these organizations sought to prevent the legislative
process for the advance directive, which is legally binding
since September 2009. That self-determination, especially
against medical paternalism, must be achieved, seems to
be completely alien to them.
is a joint statement by:
Psychiatrie-Erfahrener (National Organisation
of Psychiatric Survivors), Irren-Offensive
(the Lunatic Offensive) , Landesverband
Psychiatrie-Erfahrener Berlin-Brandenburg, Landesverband
Psychiatrie-Erfahrener NRW (psychiatric survivors
in Berlin, Brandenburg and the state of North Rhine Westphalia).
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