The Health Service Executive of Ireland v PA and Others: CoP 3 Jun 2015


The HSE sought orders under s.63 of and Schedule 3 to the 2005 Act recognising and enforcing orders by the Irish High Court for the detention of three young persons (‘PA’, ‘PB’, and ‘PC’) at a special unit known in Northampton.
Held: On an application to for confirmation of a compulsory psychiatric placement under Schedule 3 to the 2005 Act the court should itself carry out a review in oder to be satisfied that an order would comply with the Convention and so in that (i) the Winterwerp criteria were met and (ii) that the individual’ would have an effective right to regular reviews of the detention and to challenge it in court if necessary.

Baker J
[2015] EWCOP 38, [2015] WLR(D) 243
Bailii, WLRD
Mental Capacity Act 2005 63 Sch 3, European Convention on Human Rights , Hague Convention on the International Protection of Adults 2000 1 3
CitedWinterwerp v The Netherlands ECHR 24-Oct-1979
A Dutch national detained in hospital complained that his detention had divested him of his capacity to administer his property, and thus there had been determination of his civil rights and obligations without the guarantee of a judicial procedure. . .
CitedJO v GO and Others; re PO; Re O (Court of Protection: Jurisdiction) CoP 13-Dec-2013
Jurisdiction of the Court of Protection
PO, a lady in her late eighties lacked capacity to decide her own care. She had been habitually resident in Hertfordshire. Her daughters now challenged their brother who had moved her to a care home in Scotland when he himself moved there. An . .

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Updated: 09 November 2021; Ref: scu.548027