Inaugural issue International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law now published 

Hot off the press, the inaugural issue of the IJMJCL – the spiritual successor to the late lamented Journal of Mental Health Law – has just been published.  It is an open access, peer-reviewed journal, available online here.   

The contents of the first issue are as follows:

Introduction: from the Journal of Mental Health Law to the International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law: Kris Gledhill

Editorial: Jill Stavert

Seismic Shifts: reconfiguring ‘capacity’ in law and the challenges of Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability: Rosalind F Croucher

With and Without ‘Best Interests’: the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Adults With Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and constructing decisions: Alex Ruck Keene, Adrian D Ward

When is a Voluntary Patient not a Voluntary Patient? An examination of the degree to which the Irish courts have sought to engage with the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, in relation to the treatment and detention of voluntary or ‘informal’ patients: Hope Davidson

Can the use of the Mental Health Act be the ‘least restrictive’ approach for psychiatric in-patients?: Beth Ranjit

No longer ‘anomalous, confusing and unjust’: the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016: Colin Harper, Gavin Davidson, Roy McClelland

Along with the other members of editorial team 2, we hope to bring our the second issue – dedicated to deprivation of liberty – before the end of this year.

Please also consider submitting articles for future issues from all perspectives relating to these vitally important areas of the law.

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