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HL v UK

Medical Law Reports

HL v UK

[2005] Lloyd's Rep Med 169

EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Mr M PELLONPää President, Sir Nicolas BRATZA, Mrs E PALM, Mrs V STRážNICKá, Mr J CASADEVALL, Mr S PAVLOVSCHI, Mr L GARLICKI, and Mr M O'BOYLE Section Registrar

European Convention on Human Rights article 5 — Detention of incapacitated patient — Legality of informal admission to hospital — Whether patient detained — Whether patient of unsound mind — Whether detention in accordance with a procedure prescribed by law — Whether sufficient protection against arbitrary detention — Whether judicial review and habeas corpus proceedings sufficient protection under ECHR article 5 § 4 — Mental Health Act 1983, section 131

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