Item description for Mental Disability and the European Convention on Human Rights (International Studies in Human Rights) by Oliver Thorold, Oliver Lewis & Oliver Thoroid...
Mental disability has come of age as a subject of concern under the European Convention on Human Rights. It was only in 1979 that the first significant decision of the ECHR was decided on the subject, and after that, cases were relatively few for many years. It is only recently that this has begun to change. This volume provides an account of where the law currently stands and speculation as to how it may develop. The initial chapters deal with substantive aspects of Convention rights (including issues of detention in institutions, conditions within institutions, medical treatment, problems associated with guardianship and others). The final two chapters move to discuss the practicalities of litigation. The book concludes with a number of appendices (primarily the primary international legal materials of relevance to mental disability rights under the ECHR, and the relevant recommendations and principles from the Council of Europe). It is hoped that this volume, in addition to shedding light on where the law currently stands, will offer practical guidance to lawyers concerning the mechanics of representing people with mental disabilities.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75" Weight: 2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2006
ISBN 900415423X ISBN13 9789004154230
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More About Oliver Thorold, Oliver Lewis & Oliver Thoroid
David Wright is Professor of History at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Peter Bartlett was born in 1942 and has an academic affiliation as follows - School of Law and Institute of Mental Health University of Nottingham.