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Mental illness, medicine and law
Mental disability and the European Convention on Human Rights
Mental disability has come of age as a subject of concern under the European Convention on Human Rights. It was only in 1979 that the first significant decision of the ECHR was decided on the subject, and after that, cases ...
A mental disorder of a kind or degree warranting confinement: Examining justifications for psychiatric detention
It has long been the case in jurisprudence under the European Convention on Human Rights that mental disorder must be of a certain severity in order to justify detention, but there has been little meaningful debate as to ...
The UK government should withdraw from the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Many psychiatrists in the UK may be surprised to find that the Government ratified a convention ten years ago that suggests compulsory mental health treatment be prohibited. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with ...