Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 160 (Sep)
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Judge:

Judges Cabral Barreto (President), Caflisch, Turmen, Zupancic, Greve, Traja and Scott Baker (Ad Hoc Judge), and Mr V Berger, Section Registrar

Judgment Dates: 26 September 2002

Catchwords

Human rights - Liberty - Detention - Lawfulness - Mental health review tribunal - Life prisoner transferred to special hospital and made subject to restriction order - Tribunal able to recommend patient's discharge - Secretary of State alone having power to order patient's discharge - Whether patient able to take proceedings to determine lawfulness of detention - ss 47, 49 and 74 - European Convention on Human Rights, art 5(4).

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