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  1. Mental health law : institutionalised discrimination.

    Article - En anglais

    The aim of the paper is to propose that special mental health laws be replaced by generic protection and prevention legislation.

    The arguments used for the detention and compulsory treatment of persons with mental illnesses are analysed, and found not to justify protection and prevention rules which apply only to persons with mental illnesses.

    Two separate systems of legal intervention should be established to deal with (1) all persons in need of compulsory care and (2) all persons who require to be detained for the prevention of harm to others.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Législation, Santé mentale, Etude critique, Aspect juridique, Internement, Trouble psychiatrique, Protection personne, Australie, Océanie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legislation, Mental health, Critical study, Legal aspect, Mentally ill commitment, Mental disorder, Person protection, Australia, Oceania, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0163017

    Code Inist : 002B18H05C. Création : 09/06/1995.