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Judge and JuristEssays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry$
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Andrew Burrows, David Johnston, QC, and Reinhard Zimmermann

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677344

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677344.001.0001

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Lord Rodger’s Mental Health Law

Lord Rodger’s Mental Health Law

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(p.51) 7 Lord Rodger’s Mental Health Law
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Judge and Jurist
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Baroness Hale of Richmond

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677344.003.0007

This chapter presents two stories about Alan Rodger's work in the field of mental health law. Both stories show Alan's deep appreciation of how both domestic law and the European Convention work. Perhaps they also show a traditional view of what psychiatry is for, putting the protection of the health and safety, not only of the patient but also of other people, somewhat ahead of the patient's right to liberty.

Keywords:   mental health, judgments, domestic law, European Convention, psychiatry

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