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dc.contributor.authorDawson, John
dc.contributor.editorMcSherry, B
dc.contributor.editorWeller, P
dc.identifier.citation2010, ‘Compulsory Outpatient Treatment and the Calculus of Human Rights’, in Rethinking Rights-Based Mental Health Laws, J Dawson, in B McSherry and P Weller ed, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 327-354 (England).en_NZ
dc.description.abstractThis 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 others. The author argues that human rights principles would require the release from a CTO of a person in this situation on some occasions, but not others. The article reviews the central human rights principles that apply to CTOs and analyses the main powers over patients that these orders confer. It concludes that, when considering whether to extend the CTO of a patient, the decision should strike a fair balance between protecting the patient’s rights and recognising important justifications for their limitation.en_NZ
dc.publisherHart Publishingen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofRethinking Rights-Based Mental Health Lawsen_NZ
dc.subjectMental healthen_NZ
dc.subjectHuman rightsen_NZ
dc.subjectHealth lawen_NZ
dc.titleCompulsory Outpatient Treatment and the Calculus of Human Rightsen_NZ
dc.typeChapter in Book
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
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