Mental Health Review Tribunal London South & South West Region, ex parte C [2001] (The Times, 11 July 2001)

Mental health – s3 hearings – rigid policy – human rights

Although each case would turn on its own upon its particular circumstances, a uniform policy that hearings requested by a patient under s3 Mental Health Act 1983 would not be listed for eight weeks, without exception, was in breach of article 5(4) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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