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LATEST ISSUE: 108 - Table of Contents

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Inclusion Ireland has been running a project for over two years, that assists people with additional support needs to make a will. As an organisation, we are supported by the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA), a project under the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC), which links non-profit organisations who have a legal need with legal professionals, without any cost attached....

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Catherine Dupre, an Associate Professor in Comparative Constitutional Law, wrote in 2011 in the Guardian newspaper that dignity “sits in the wider human rights landscape of the European convention on human rights (ECHR)”, and that there was a “sorry picture of how some of the most vulnerable members of society are treated when their need for support is at its greatest. Reliance on dignity has highlighted their vulnerability and imposed a positive duty to treat everyone in a human way that does not degrade or ignore their identity”.

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In an important decision in May 2017, the High Court held that a man detained for 12 months under the Mental Health Act, 2001 did not have sufficient opportunity to challenge his detention. In the case of A.B. v The Clinical Director of St. Loman’s Hospital & Others , Mr Justice Donald Binchy issued a declaration that Part 2 of the Mental Health Act, 2001 ...

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Ag Eisteacht, a Cork-based charity, has launched ABLE, a nationwide, relational-based training programme to support frontline practitioners working in services such as the health,...