INSANITY AND VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN OUR CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
This research analyses the situation of mentally ill patients and human rights. The subject is justified because it brings contributions for the legal perspective, especially the right to health. The goal of this investigation is to verify some psychiatric hospitals and methods of treatments around the world as well as discussing legislations aspects. The methodology used in this research follows the hypothetical-deductive method and consists mainly from bibliographic analysis through books, dictionaries, newspapers, periodicals, articles, official databases, national and international laws as well as the use of all types of materials and instruments available on the Internet. It was possible to demonstrate that our contemporary society still struggles when dealing with mentally ill individuals and the States have the responsibility to protect violations of human rights.
Keywords: identity; mistreatment; right to mental health; stigmatization.