Mental Health Association of Ireland (MHAI) Seminar: a Mental Treatment Act: Towards a Consensus. 22nd - 23rd April, 1993.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/560554
Title:
Mental Health Association of Ireland (MHAI) Seminar: a Mental Treatment Act: Towards a Consensus. 22nd - 23rd April, 1993.
Authors:
Mental Health Association of Ireland (MHAI)
Citation:
Mental Health Association of Ireland. 1993. Mental Health Association of Ireland (MHAI) Seminar: a Mental Treatment Act: Towards a Consensus. 22nd - 23rd April, 1993. Dublin: Mental Health Association of Ireland (MHAI).
Publisher:
Mental Health Association of Ireland
Issue Date:
22-Apr-1993
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/560554
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Legislation in mental health will never be perfect, and must always be seen as dynamic. A good mental health law paradoxically may need to be changed quite rapidly, and be replaced by a better mental health law. The European Convention on Human Rights has an imponant application to mental health legislation, but only to a limited extent There are in fact only two, or possibly three specified fields in which the European Convention helps us in mental health legislation. Firstly, there is the protection that is offered against all forms of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment The protection against inhuman or degrading treatment has been reinforced by the New European Convention providing for preventative visits to all places of detention, including psychiatric hospitals.
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH; HEALTH LEGISLATION; HUMAN RIGHTS; HOSPITAL

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMental Health Association of Ireland (MHAI)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-16T10:48:55Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-16T10:48:55Zen
dc.date.issued1993-04-22-
dc.identifier.citationMental Health Association of Ireland. 1993. Mental Health Association of Ireland (MHAI) Seminar: a Mental Treatment Act: Towards a Consensus. 22nd - 23rd April, 1993. Dublin: Mental Health Association of Ireland (MHAI).en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/560554en
dc.descriptionLegislation in mental health will never be perfect, and must always be seen as dynamic. A good mental health law paradoxically may need to be changed quite rapidly, and be replaced by a better mental health law. The European Convention on Human Rights has an imponant application to mental health legislation, but only to a limited extent There are in fact only two, or possibly three specified fields in which the European Convention helps us in mental health legislation. Firstly, there is the protection that is offered against all forms of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment The protection against inhuman or degrading treatment has been reinforced by the New European Convention providing for preventative visits to all places of detention, including psychiatric hospitals.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMental Health Association of Irelanden_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH LEGISLATIONen_GB
dc.subjectHUMAN RIGHTSen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.titleMental Health Association of Ireland (MHAI) Seminar: a Mental Treatment Act: Towards a Consensus. 22nd - 23rd April, 1993.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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