Chapter 3. Human Rights and Statutory Principles for Governing Decision Making

  1. Bridgit Dimond

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697665.ch3

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

How to Cite

Dimond, B. (2008) Human Rights and Statutory Principles for Governing Decision Making, in Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697665.ch3

Author Information

  1. Emeritus Professor, University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405133593

Online ISBN: 9780470697665

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Keywords:

  • human rights;
  • statutory principles;
  • decision making;
  • European convention;
  • legal recognition

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Human Rights Act 1998

  • European Convention on Human Rights Articles of the European Convention on Human Rights relevant to Decision-Making for persons lacking mental capacity

  • Statutory principles governing decision making

  • Principle One: Presumption of capacity

  • Convention on the International Protection of Adults

  • Disability discrimination

  • The Bournewood case

  • Conclusions

  • References