Seminar agendamarch1

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Seminar agendamarch1

  1. 1. Mapping a pathway: Addressing risk, detention and status in theMental Health Act 20011 March 2013 1:45pm – 4:45pmMorgan Hotel, Fleet Street, Dublin 2This seminar will examine core issues arising from the review of theMental Health Act 2001. It is an opportunity to hear from national andinternational experts, who will explore how Ireland can comply with itsobligations under international human rights law, specifically the UNConvention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.In particular it will focus on the criteria for detention under the Act, aswell as the definition of voluntary and involuntary patients.Programme:1:30 Registration1:45 Introduction and welcome2:00 George Szmukler, Professor of Psychiatry & Society, King’s College London2:30 Rory Doody, Peer Advocate, member of Amnesty International Experts by Experience group2:50 Break3:10 Claire Murray, Lecturer in Law, University College Cork3:30 Phil Fennell, Professor of Law, Cardiff University4:00 Questions and answersPlaces are limited. Please RSVP by 22 February tomentalhealth@amnesty.ie. Venue is accessible. Please inform us of anyaccessibility requirements.

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