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Abolish the Mental Health Act and legislate for new forms of support

Submitted by Wendy Micklewright on Tuesday 21st April 2020

Published on Friday 3rd July 2020

Current status: Closed

Closed: Sunday 3rd January 2021

Signatures: 104

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Crime ~ Government ~ Human Rights ~ Human Rights Act ~ HumanRights ~ Individuals ~ Law ~ The Government

Petition Action

Abolish the Mental Health Act and legislate for new forms of support

Petition Details

The Mental Health Act is one of the few areas of law where individuals can be detained against their will despite having committed no crime, and given medical treatment without their consent. This appears inconsistent with both the Equality Act and Human Rights Act.

Additional Information

The Government should abolish the Mental Health Act and legislate for new forms of support for people experiencing distress, oriented around an individual’s human rights.


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