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EHRC report on Preventing Deaths in Detention of Adults with Mental Health Conditions published

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published their report into the inquiry on preventing deaths in detention of adults with mental health conditions.  The inquiry looked at non-natural deaths between 2010 and 2013 in prisons, police custody and mental health hospitals.  They focused on Article 2 (the right to life) and Article 14 (the right to non-discrimination) of the European Convention on Human Rights.  They have identified trends, implementation of recommendations from previous investigations and good practice.  Lord Harris, the Chair of the Independent Advisory Panel, attended the launched event as one of the key speakers.  To read the full report, please visit the EHRC website by clicking here

 

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