Caamaño Valle v Spain

Mental Capacity Law Cases

Caamaño Valle v Spain

Summary In Caamaño Valle v Spain [2021] ECHR 387, the European Court of Human Rights hardened yet further its stance that those with cognitive impairments can be disenfranchised if they… Read more »

CategoryCRPD Date

Fernandes de Olivera v Portugal

Summary The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, in a majority decision, has identified the obligations arising under Article 2 ECHR in the context of voluntary patients… Read more »

CategoryCRPD Date

PBU and NJE v Mental Health Tribunal

Summary This significant judgment of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, concerned two patients for whom electro-convulsive therapy (‘ECT’) was proposed. PBU did not agree that he had schizophrenia but… Read more »

CategoryMental capacity - Assessing capacity, Mental capacity - Medical treatment, CRPD Date


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