The Foucault Tribunal

The ‘Foucault Tribunal’ was a people’s trial held in 1998 in Germany. The conclusion announced by a member of the jury was:

“We conclude that, being unwilling to renounce the use of force, violence and coercion, psychiatry is guilty of crimes against humanity: the deliberate destruction of dignity, liberty and life. Most of all through the legal category of “mental patient” which permits a total deprivation of human and civil rights and the laws of natural justice.”

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