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Reducing rights in the name of convention compliance: Mental health law reform and the new human rights agenda

Fennell, Philip William Hugh 2003. Reducing rights in the name of convention compliance: Mental health law reform and the new human rights agenda. Cardiff: Cardiff Centre for Ethics, Law and Society (CCELS), Cardiff University. Available at: http://www.ccels.cf.ac.uk/archives/publications/20...

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Abstract

The Mental Health Bill put out for consultation by the Department of Health in Summer 2002. The Bill was given a resounding thumbs down by what the Government describes as the ‘key stakeholders’, known to the rest of us as patients/service users, carers, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses and voluntary organisations. The essential features of the bill are that it broadens the statutory definitions of detainable mental disorder, it creates a single pathway to compulsory treatment for mental disorder, regardless of whether that treatment will take place under detention in hospital, and it is dominated by concerns of risk management. The predominant concerns are to seek to protect the public from possible assault by mentally disordered people.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human rights
Publisher: Cardiff Centre for Ethics, Law and Society (CCELS), Cardiff University
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:04
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/32261

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