European Court of Human Rights and Mental Health

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European Court of Human Rights and Mental Health

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How does the European Convention on Human Rights apply to people who suffer mental ill-health or are alleged to be affected by such a condition? The last few years have seen a raft of important judgments from Strasbourg concerning the rights of people with mental health issues.
This book provides a practical and critical analysis of obligations arising from the rights to life, freedom from inhuman or degrading treatment, liberty and security of the person, family and private life, and other ECHR rights. It considers the impact of human rights and mental health in the context of criminal law, family law and Court of Protection issues.
The authors give an article-by-article summary of the most important case law, as well as a thematic summary, drawing together issues relevant to practitioners specialising in mental health law as well as legal practitioners working in fields that require knowledge of Strasbourg jurisprudence on mental health including Court of Protection, family and criminal practitioners.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
Part One – Themes
2 Hospitals, Treatment and Social Care
3 Legal Capacity and Civil Rights
4 The Criminal Law
5 Family Life, Private Life, Self-Expression
6 Extradition and Deportation

Part Two – The Case Law Article by Article
7 Article 2 – Right to Life
8 Article 3 – Prohibition of Torture
9 Article 5 – Right to Liberty and Security
10 Article 6 – Right to a Fair Trial
11 Articles 8 and 12 – Right to Respect for Private and Family Life
12 Other Articles
Appendix – European Convention on Human Rights

Product details

Published 07 Nov 2024
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 320
ISBN 9781526524195
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 248 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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