This book explores the law relating to the right to liberty of people with mental illness and international human rights standards. It is also a manifesto for change, urging reconsideration of the protection and promotion of the human rights of people with mental illness. Covers all UK jurisdictions plus Ireland.
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- Date Published: June 2016
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781909726512
- length: 272 pages
- dimensions: 240 x 163 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.61kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Foreword Tom Burn
1. Human rights and mental illness
2. Mental Health Acts 1983 and 2007: England and Wales
3. Fusing mental health and capacity legislation: Northern Ireland
4. Mental Health Act 2001: Ireland
5. The challenges of reform: Scotland
6. Structural violence, power and mental illness
7. Conclusions: fighting for rights
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