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2009/10 Applications for the International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights

After the successful launch of first academic year of International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights at the ILS Law College, (Pune, India), the Indian Law Society and the World Health Organization are pleased to announce admissions for academic year 2009-10.

This innovative new Diploma will be instrumental in building capacity in countries to promote the rights of persons with mental disabilities in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Mental Disabilities and other international human rights standards.

The course provides students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in the area of mental health, human rights and law, and equips them with essential skills to be able to advocate for human rights and actively participate legal and policy reform.

The one year Diploma includes both residential sessions and distance learning and is taught by a faculty of renowned international experts. The course will appeal to a wide range of people interested in this area including health and social workers lawyers, policy makers, legislators, service users/survivors, families of service users/survivors and government officials.

Applications for this academic year (2009-2010) can be submitted online at: html

More information about the Diploma is also available at:

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