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Mental health - a new frontier for human rights protection?

A panel of experts on issues of mental health and the law will participate in a debate entitled 'Mental Health - a New Frontier for Human Rights Protection?', at LSE on Thursday 8 March.

Peter Bartlett, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Professor of Mental Health Law at the University of Nottingham, Jill Peay, professor of law at LSE and associate tenant of Doughty Street Chambers, and George Szmukler, dean of the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, will ask can human rights language be used to improve the situation of those who require psychiatric treatment for mental health problems?

Professor Nik Rose, LSE, will chair this debate, which is organised by LSE's Centre for the Study of Human Rights.

Mental Health - A New Frontier For Human Rights Protection? is on Thursday 8 March 2007 at 6.30-8pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

5 March 2007

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