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The Human Rights Implications of Psychiatric Diagnoisis

Date: 11/14/13
Times: 12:00PM - 01:30PM
Description: A psychiatric diagnosis can have a variety of implications for a person's life – affecting their education, career, military service, and personal life. Being “tracked” or classified can result in stigma, stereotyping, discrimination and even violations of their fundamental human rights. This panel will examine how the categorization of mental illness, psychiatric diagnosis and certain treatments can impact a person’s human rights. Panelists will examine the ways classifications are developed, their implications under American law, and attitudes about classification and diagnosis under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Cases of “tracking” in the US military and other settings will be considered. Panelists will include: Dr. Paula J. Caplan, Associate, DuBois Institute, Harvard University Prof. Robert Dinerstein, Director, Disability Rights Law Clinic and Associate Dean for Experiential Education, American University Washington College of Law Janet Lord, Senior Vice President, Human Rights and Inclusive Development, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University Jen McClendon, Former Sonar Technician, Second Class, United States Navy Hadar Harris (moderator), Executive Director, Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law
Sponsor: The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
URL: http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/center/events/upcoming/images/HRandPsycDiagnosis.jpg
Location: JD Lounge
Contact Name: Michael Baney
Contact Phone: 202-274-4180
Contact Email: humlaw@wcl.american.edu
Posted On: 11/04/13