The UNCRPD tries to change the views of persons with disabilities from "objects" of charity to "subjects" with rights. The principles of the present Convention are respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one's own choices, and independence of persons, respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity, equality of opportunity, accessibility, equality between men and women etc.
The new mental health care bill of 2013 was proposed due to the ratification of UNCRPD by India, however India did not ratified the optional protocols put forwarded by UN. However in the mental health care bill of 2013, it states that India ratified the optional protocols which is a huge mistake. The ratification made India its signatory and pushed the mental health field in India into the international limelight.
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