Right to Liberty and Security in UK Law
- Enforced Disappearances and the Application of International Humanitarian Law to the Conflict in the Southern Border Provinces of Thailand
Case Comment: The Legality of ‘Kettling’ after Austin
This case comment considers the European Court of Human Rights decision of Austin v United Kingdom (2012) 55 EHRR 14. Austin claimed, unsuccessfully, that police kettling at a public protest in Lon...
Psychiatric injustice? The therapeutic presumption of behaviour management in mental health law
There are a great many people with mental health problems receiving treatments that are aimed primarily at managing aggressive or challenging behaviours by means of sedation, seclusion or restraint...
- Control and restraint
- Negligent False Imprisonment – Scope for Re‐emergence?
Protecting patients' rights: future regulation and monitoring of the Mental Health Act
The draft Mental Health Bill 2004 proposes transfer of the main monitoring functions of the Mental Health Act Commission (MHAC) to the Healthcare Commission (or in practice whatever body succeeds t...
- Dangerousness, Rights and Criminal Justice
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) – where do we go from here?
Purpose: – The purpose of this paper is to give a brief background to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), and studies which factors Best Interests Assessors consider when making a judgeme...
Challenging the Ongoing Injustice of Imprisonment for Public Protection: James, Wells and Lee v The United Kingdom
The Government has recently abolished Imprisonment for Public Protection, a highly controversial form of indeterminate sentence. Yet, at the time of writing, nearly 6,000 inmates are still serving ...
- Caring for Patients in the Community
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