Grare v France: ECHR 1991

The Commission rejected as manifestly unfounded a complaint arising from a course of treatment which had distressing side effects for the applicant, who was a voluntary patient in a psychiatric hospital. The Commission’s brief reasoning is that even if the treatment was capable of having distressing side effects, there was nothing to indicate that the treatment achieved the level of seriousness necessary to engage Article 3. If the treatment was an interference with his private life, it was then justified by the need to preserve public order and the protection of the applicant’s health. It is not clear whether the treatment in question was administered with, or without the consent of the patient, or by what means it was actually administered.


(1991) 15 EHRR CD 100


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CitedPS, Regina (on the Application of) v Responsible Medical Officer, Dr G and others Admn 10-Oct-2003
The claimant had been compulsorily detained under the Act. He complained that the detention and compulsory medication infringed his rights, and amongst other things breached his religious beliefs.
Held: This was an exceptional case requiring . .
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Updated: 09 May 2022; Ref: scu.186732