Hundreds of thousands of disabled and ill people in the UK are being detained unlawfully in care homes and hospitals, according to a new report by the Law Commission.
Disabled people are protected by human rights. Whatever a person’s abilities, they are entitled to a basic standard of dignity which human rights laws guarantee.
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People with mental illness must be able to challenge their detention
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A detained man with an untreatable mental illness was refused discharge. His right to challenge the lawfulness of his detention was breached by delayed review and making him prove he should no longer be detained.