Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Australian Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) conducts a hearing in an inquisitorial and non-adversarial way focusing on the objects, intent and civil rights of the consumer (section 3 Mental Health Act 2007). To what extent does the MHRT promote human rights obligations, par​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ticularly the recognition of the people living with mental illness as an equal subject before law as envisaged in Article 5 and 12 of the Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities (CRPD). Does participation and representation before the MHRT hearing process deliver a therapeutic outcome for the consumer. In your response you may focus on issues concerning involuntary admission, appeal and community treatment orders​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​.

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