Reminder – JCHR DOLS inquiry call for evidence closes tomorrow

The JCHR has launched an inquiry into the Right to freedom and safety: Reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

The Committee is issuing an open call for evidence from interested parties and would welcome written submissions (of no more than 1,500 words) by Friday 2 March on:

  • Whether the Law Commission’s proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards strike the correct balance between adequate protection for human rights with the need for a scheme which is less bureaucratic and onerous than the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Whether the Government should proceed to implement the proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards as a matter of urgency
  • Whether a definition of deprivation of liberty for care and treatment should be debated by Parliament and set out in statute.

For more details, see here. If you want to see my submission, email me at

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