Month: May 2021

Juvenile Justice Systems Act (Pakistan) Workshop 26th May 2021

On 26th May 2021, Justice Action (JA) was invited by Legal Awareness Watch (LAW) Pakistan to present a live talk on Zoom during a Juvenile Justice Systems (JJS) Act workshop. The presentation consisted of an analysis of Pakistan’s demographics and problems in their judicial and political systems in relation to the recent JJS Act 2018. …

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Call for withdrawal of the Chief Psychiatrist’s Communique 2014

The campaign against the Chief Psychiatrist’s Communique 2014 was sent to Bronwyn Taylor MLC – NSW Minister for Mental Health, Dr. Murray Wright – Chief Psychiatrist NSW Health and Judge Paul Lakatos SC – President, Mental Health Review Tribunal. We are still awaiting a response from Dr. Murray Wright and Bronwyn Taylor MLC. As you …

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Stopping Forced Medication in Prison

Forensic Community Treatment Orders (FCTOs) authorise the forcible medication of individuals with mental illness within prison. These orders apply to prisoners who develop a mental illness while in prison and to forensic patients who are detained in a prison. FCTOs raise a number of ethical issues, namely the breach of one’s entitlement to equivalent treatment …

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Callan Park Consumer Empowerment Project

Overview The national framework for recovery-oriented mental health services recognises the importance of the right of self-determination to recovery. Although Australia and NSW have policies that embrace the consumer-led movement, there remains significant gaps in its delivery resulting in individuals becoming entrapped. The Callan Park Consumer Empowerment Project will help address this gap. The project …

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