Mental disability law (including both mental health law and mental capacity law) in the UK has come into its own in recent years, and there is now a wide range of researchers active in the field, in a variety of disciplines.
This conference is intended to bring these people together for the first meeting of what it is hoped will be an ongoing academic network and is sponsored jointly by the School of Law at the University of Nottingham and the Institute of Mental Health, a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham. The conference will combine plenary and breakout sessions.
Confirmed plenary speakers include:
What it means to be a service user and the political status it should secure
Julie Repper, Programme Director, IMROC
Liz Brosnan, Centre for Disabililty Law and Policy, NUI Galway
The future of inspection and regulation
Sir Malcolm Evans, Chair, UN Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture
Mat Kinton, National Mental Health Policy Advisor, Care Quality Commission and Brenda Jones
Colin McKay, Chief Executive, Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
Compulsion in psychiatry and the role of law in a non-discriminatory world
Martin Zinkler, Clinical Director, Kliniken Landkreis Heidenheim gGmb
Looking Beyond the Human Rights Act: The future of human rights and mental disability
Paul Bowen QC, Brick Court Chambers
Cathy Asante, Scottish Human Rights Commission
Please see Conference Flyer for further details.
If you need any further information please email Karen Sugars