• Community Treatment Order Legislation in the Commonwealth 

    Dawson, John
    This chapter provides a general account of the legislation that governs the use of community treatment orders (CTOs) in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand – countries that share the common law tradition due to their ...
  • Community Treatment Orders 

    Dawson, John
    Community Treatment Orders (CTOs), made in Canada under the authority of provincial mental health legislation, are the major legal product of the transition in psychiatric services from hospital- to community-based care. ...
  • The Complex Meaning of Mental Disorder 

    Dawson, John
    The Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992 (MHA) (NZ) provides the legal criteria governing compulsory psychiatric treatment in New Zealand. This article considers the structure and meaning of the ...
  • Compulsory Outpatient Treatment and the Calculus of Human Rights 

    Dawson, John
    This article considers whether it is a breach of human rights principles to treat patients involuntarily under a community treatment order (CTO) regime who do not pose an imminent threat of serious harm to themselves or ...
  • Privacy and Access to Information 

    Mize, Selene; Dawson, John; Peart, Nicola
    This paper provides an overview of New Zealand law concerning privacy and access to information research. The authors discuss the issues researchers most commonly confront, particularly matters of privacy when personal ...