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Diplomatic immunity and the Mental Health Act 1983

  • David Pariente (a1)
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The UK, in common with all other countries party to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, affords foreign diplomats a special status in law. Under the Diplomatic Privileges Act (1964) (DPA), accredited diplomats are accorded inviolability and cannot be detained compulsorily under any Act of Parliament, including the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA).

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  • David Pariente (a1)
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