Cheshire West: liberate social policy from the influence of human rights – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 13th, 2014 in appeals, care homes, elderly, human rights, mental health, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Social policy towards those without capacity changed on 19 March 2014. It changed not as a result of a public discussion about the issue but because of a judgment given by the Supreme Court – Cheshire West [2014] UKSC 19. The change was not preceded by a Royal Commission, Green Paper, debate in Parliament or any other engagement with the public, but after seven judges received legal submissions from 17 barristers. The change was not determined by the needs of those in care, but by the requirements of human rights laws.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th May 2014