Inaugural UK Mental Disability Law Conference 2016 – call for papers and registration now open

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

Liz Sayce

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.

Offers of papers – Please complete the Proposal Form and return to Professor Peter Bartlett  by no later than 1 May 2016.

Registration – To register your attendance please complete the Registration Form and return to Karen Sugars  

If you need any further information please email Karen Sugars

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