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Detention and Deprivations of Liberty: A Call from the United Nations

An interesting development in international law: in September last year the UN gathered a group of people to examine arbitrary detention and to establish principles and guidelines based on current international human rights law. 846 more words

Disability Rights

"Neary 2," or making Article 5(4) real

In an extremely important judgment handed down on 11 February, AJ v A Local Authority EWCOP 5, Baker J has given detailed guidance as to the heavy burden that is placed upon local authorities in making sure that those deprived of their liberty in care homes (and, by extension, hospitals) are afforded effective access to the Court of Protection so as to secure their rights under Article 5(4) ECHR.   4,964 more words

Case Comments

Defying the Court of Protection - is there such a thing as committal in Court of Protection?

MSAM v MMAM 2015 is a Court of Protection case tackling something for the first time.

In this case


Mrs MMAM is 76. Her health deteriorated and she was living in parlous conditions at home. 4,211 more words

Case Law

A depressing and inexcusable set of affairs

District Judge Mort has approved a damages settlement in another troubling case involving the wrongful removal and detention of a vulnerable adult.  Essex County Council v RF… 265 more words

Case Comments

Thai Government makes right decision about prison labour program


Joint NGO Press Statement
January 22, 2015

Thai Government makes right decision about prison labour program

(Washington, D.C.) — The Government of Thailand… 332 more words

International Issues

Thai Prison Labour Plan attracts international media attention.

The joint letter from 45 NGOs and international human rights organisations to the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, asking him to end a pilot project to recruit prisoners from Thailand’s correctional facilities to fill a labor shortage in the fishing industry, has drawn significant international media attention. 111 more words

International Issues

Righting Legal Capacity

As a first blog post it seems appropriate to draw on a recent incident in disability services in Victoria to give a sense of why matters of legal capacity, disability, law and policy in Australia are worth talking about. 1,805 more words

Disability Rights