Saeed Dezfouli

Commentary on Lindsay J’s Judgment Power of MHRT

The power of the Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) to control the treatment of patients by the hospital was considered for the first time at the hearing about Saeed Dezfouli held on the 20th September 2013. Judicial member Helen Morgan asked Saeed’s lawyer: “You say the Tribunal has that power?”[1] After hearing all arguments the Tribunal …

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Landmark Public Interest Battle Looming

Justice Action has a case around “A”, before the Mental Health Review Tribunal. It will define the rights of people and their carers to challenge their treatment in mental hospitals. Although the language of government responses to mental health support is changing rapidly to the “person-centred approach of recovery”, the reality on the ground is still authoritarian with …

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Report on A’s Hearing with the Mental Health Review Tribunal

Due to a request from the Mental Health Review Tribunal, the Justice Action team was forced to remove the names of persons related to the proceedings. Our plaintiff’s name has been replaced with ‘A’. This occurs despite the clear wishes of A to have his name publicised and the basic entitlement to freely and publicly …

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