Convention Compliance, Public Safety, and the Social Inclusion of Mentally Disordered People
Abstract:The first part of this paper considers the impact of the HRA 1998 in the courts, and the application of Articles 3, 5, and 8 in relation to psychiatric detention, treatment without consent, and seclusion. The second part looks at its effect on the discourse of law reform. Here a key theme is the way Convention compliance has been used by the government to justify measures that will lead to a broadening of the scope of compulsory powers and a reduction in psychiatric service users’ rights.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF1 3NX, Wales
Publication date: March 1, 2005