Mentally disordered offenders and the European Court of Human Rights

Pauline M. Prior

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Abstract

This article presents the findings from a study of cases taken to the European Court of Human Rights by mentally disordered offenders. The issues raised include the problems raised by indeterminate sentences, the use of detention for preventive purposes, and debates about treatment. The countries represented are Belgium, Norway, Poland, the Netherlands, Russia and the United Kingdom.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-557
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Law and Psychiatry
Volume30
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

Keywords

  • mentally disordered offenders
  • human rights
  • European Court of Human Rights

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Applied Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Law

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