The report describes restrictive practices as physical, chemical or environmental restraints and seclusion that are legally, socially or professionally sanctioned. The report also includes involuntary health treatment, guardianship, financial management, and any other non-consensual or coercive action against an individual’s will as a restrictive practice.  It concludes that restrictive practices are at odds with the human rights of people with disability.

The report has an eight point plan to stop restrictive practices including:

The report looks at a number of real life case studies and the success of international approaches to ending restrictive practices.