10 October 2013
Antoniou, R (on the application of) v Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust & Ors  EWHC 3055 (Admin) (10 October 2013) Summary This decision of the England...
Amendments to the Canadian Mental Health Act found not to breach the right to liberty and security of the person
12 September 2013
Thompson and Empowerment Council v Ontario, 2013 ONSC 5392 (12 September 2013) Summary The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled that legislation introducing a community treatment order regime and...
31 July 2013
Nicklinson, R (on the application of) v A Primary Care Trust  EWCA Civ 961 (31 July 2013) Summary The England and Wales Court of Appeal (Court) declined to develop...
23 April 2013
Nyusti and Takács v Hungary, Un Doc CRPD/C/9/D/1/2010 (23 April 2013) Summary The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Committee) held that member states must establish minimum...
The Court’s parens patriae jurisdiction allows it to order the deprivation of a child’s liberty for protective purposes where statutory powers are inadequate
23 April 2013
Summary The Supreme Court of Victoria has held that a Court’s exercise of parens patriae jurisdiction can allow it to grant orders substantially restricting the liberty of a child where...
4 March 2013
Summary The Court of Appeal held that there is a duty on Magistrates to inquire into whether infringement offenders have disabilities such as mental illness or intellectual disability, or other...
Overrepresentation of ethnic minority children in remedial schools reveals racially discriminatory practices
29 January 2013
Summary The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has found that Hungary’s procedures for placing children in schools for children with mental disabilities resulted in discrimination against the Roma, curtailing...