Gary McKinnon refused right to appeal to Supreme Court over extradition – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2009 in appeals, computer crime, extradition, mental health, news by sally

“Hacker Gary McKinnon has been refused the right to appeal to the Supreme Court against his extradition to the US.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Medics ‘flout’ community care law – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2009 in community care, mental health, news by sally

“The government seriously underestimated the number of psychiatric patients who would need to be forced to take medication, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 29th September 2009

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Man jailed for killing stranger – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2009 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who stabbed a stranger to death in Manchester after hearing voices in his head has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 21st September 2009

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Predator jailed for sex attacks – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2009 in attempts, kidnapping, mental health, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A schizophrenic sexual predator who tried to rape a schoolgirl and three women in London has been detained indefinitely in a mental hospital.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2009

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Cannibal killer murdered again after mental care failures – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2009 in mental health, murder, news by sally

“A cannibalistic killer who murdered a friend and cooked and ate part of his brain was able to carry out two murders in two months because of ‘systemic failures’ in mental healthcare, an NHS inquiry revealed today.”

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The Guardian, 4th September 2009

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Regina v Cooper (Gary Anthony) – Times Law Reports

Posted August 7th, 2009 in consent, law reports, mental health, sexual offences by sally

Regina v Cooper (Gary Anthony)

House of Lords

“An irrational fear preventing the free exercise of choice by B was sufficient to make criminal A’s sexual touching of B who was unable to refuse through a mental disorder. Inability to communicate any choice made was not limited to physical inability.”

The Times, 7th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

R v C – WLR Daily

Posted August 3rd, 2009 in consent, law reports, mental health, sexual offences by sally

R v C [2009] UKHL 42; [2009] WLR (D) 272

“The words of s 30(2)(a) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 ‘or for any other reason’ were wide enough to include an irrational fear preventing the free exercise of choice, and inability to communicate the choice made within s 30(2)(b) was not limited to physical inability.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

R v Khan – WLR Daily

Posted July 31st, 2009 in diminished responsibility, homicide, law reports, mental health by sally

R v Khan [2009] EWCA Crim 1569; [2009] WLR (D) 261

“The circumstance that, on a charge of murder, there was unchallenged expert medical evidence that the defendant suffered from such abnormality of mind as to support a defence of diminished responsibility did not of itself necessitate the withdrawal of the charge from the jury.”

WLR Daily, 29th July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Mental health killings increase – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2009 in homicide, mental health, news, statistics, suicide by sally

“The number of people killed by those with a mental illness increased between 1997 and 2005, official figures show.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2009

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‘Strangler’ awaits appeal verdict – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2009 in appeals, diminished responsibility, mental health, news by sally

“The man dubbed the Stockwell Strangler for the murders of seven people will find out later if an appeal on mental health grounds has been successful.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2009

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Jack Straw launches first mental health courts – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 2nd, 2009 in courts, mental health, news by sally

“Problem-solving courts for offenders with mental health problems or learning disabilities, the first of their kind in England and Wales, were today formally launched by Justice Secretary Jack Straw.”

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd July 2009

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R (Allen) v Inner North London Coroner – WLR Daily

Posted July 2nd, 2009 in detention, human rights, inquests, law reports, mental health by sally

R (Allen) v Inner North London Coroner [2009] EWCA Civ 623; [2009] WLR (D) 219

“An inquest into the death of a patient who was detained in a hospital under s 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983 had to satisfy the enhanced requirements of art 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms which guaranteed the right to life.”

WLR Daily, 1st July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

NHS faces huge claim for damages – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2009 in assault, class actions, hospitals, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

“Lawyers are preparing a multi-million pound damages claim against the NHS for adults with learning difficulties who were abused while in care in Cornwall.”

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BBC News, 1st July 2009

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Council MD did not lie about health in £1m claim, says High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 24th, 2009 in mental health, misrepresentation, news by sally

“The managing director of a local authority did not mislead her employer when she failed to tell them that she had suffered from depression, the High Court has ruled. She will not have to repay the nearly £1 million claimed from her by the council.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd June 2009

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Protest over hacker extradition move – The Independent

Posted June 19th, 2009 in computer crime, extradition, mental health, news by sally

“Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith ‘chose to disregard’ the impact of a computer hacker’s mental health problems when she approved his extradition to the US, an MP said today.”

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The Independent, 18th June 2009

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Man freed after murder conviction quashed – The Independent

Posted June 17th, 2009 in appeals, mental health, murder by sally

“A man who has spent eight years behind bars for murder was released by the Court of Appeal today.”

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The Indpendent, 16th June 2009

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Defeat for council that sued boss for lying about illness – The Independent

Posted June 16th, 2009 in mental health, misrepresentation, negligence, news, recruitment by sally

“A former council chief executive had her mental health ‘cruelly broken’ by her former employer which accused her of lying about her medical condition on her job application and pursued her through the courts, her husband said yesterday.”

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The Independent, 16th June 2009

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Council loses £1m illness lawsuit – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2009 in mental health, misrepresentation, negligence, news, recruitment by sally

“A council has lost its High Court case against a former managing director after claiming she withheld a history of depressive illness.”

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BBC News, 15th June 2009

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Hacker ‘too fragile’ to extradite – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2009 in computer crime, extradition, mental health, news by sally

“A British computer hacker who targeted Nasa should be tried in the UK not the US because his mental state is so fragile, the High Court has heard.”

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BBC News, 9th June 2009

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Y (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Z (Sri Lanka) v Same – Times Law Reports

Posted May 5th, 2009 in asylum, human rights, law reports, mental health, torture by sally

Y (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Z (Sri Lanka) v Same

Court of Appeal

“It would be a breach of article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, prohibiting torture, to order the return of an asylum seeker to a country where there was an undisturbed finding that the asylum seeker had been tortured and raped in captivity and where credible and uncontradicted expert evidence was that the likely effect of the trauma, if return was enforced, would be suicide.”

The Times, 5th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk