International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law

The Journal of Mental Health Law has been relaunched as the International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law. It is an open-access online journal hosted by the University of Northumbria. The editor-in-chief is Kris Gledhill. On the Northumbria Journals website it is now possible to view back issues of the JMHL, in addition to the IJMHCL itself. Some older information is available at International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law archive.

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Northumbria Journals website: IJMHCL home page

  • First edition of the IJMHCL (issue 22, October 2016)†. The articles in this edition are: (1) Introduction: from the Journal of Mental Health Law to the International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law (Kris Gledhill); (2) Editorial (Jill Stavert); (3) Seismic Shifts: reconfiguring 'capacity' in law and the challenges of Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (Rosalind F Croucher); (4) With and Without 'Best Interests': the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Adults With Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and constructing decisions (Alex Ruck Keene, Adrian D Ward); (5) When is a Voluntary Patient not a Voluntary Patient? An examination of the degree to which the Irish courts have sought to engage with the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, in relation to the treatment and detention of voluntary or 'informal' patients (Hope Davidson); (6) Can the use of the Mental Health Act be the 'least restrictive' approach for psychiatric in-patients? (Beth Ranjit); (7) No longer 'anomalous, confusing and unjust': the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (Colin Harper, Gavin Davidson, Roy McClelland).
  • Second edition (issue 23)†. [2016] IJMHCL pagesNot on Bailii! 71-143. In the archives, the first and second editions are both called "No 22 (2016)". The articles in this edition are: (1) Editorial (Daniel W. Liang Wang, Alex Ruck Keene, Ruth Fletcher, Catherine Penny, Richard Ashcroft); (2) Disability, Deprivation of Liberty and Human Rights Norms: Reconciling European and International Approaches (Eilionóir Flynn); (3) DoLS or Quality Care? (Gordon Rayment Ashton); (4) Capacity Assessment and Information Provision for Voluntary Psychiatric Patients: a service evaluation in a UK NHS Trust (Benjamin Ian Perry, Swaran Preet Singh, David Hedley White); (4) Deprivation of Liberty: the position in Scotland (Laura Jean Dunlop).
  • Third edition (issue 24)†. [2017] IJMHCL pagesM 1-83. The articles in this edition are: (1) Editorial (Darius Whelan, Emma Cave); (2) Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa in the Court of Protection in England and Wales (Emma Cave, Jacinta OA Tan); (3) Analysing the Definition of Disability in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: is it really based on a 'Social Model' approach? (Katerina Kazou); (4) Negotiating Relationality: Mental Capacity as Narrative Congruence (David Gibson); (5) Some Continental European Perspectives on Safeguards in the Case of Deprivation of Liberty in Health and Social Care Settings (Walter Boente).
  • [2017] IJMHCL pages 84-149 — The fourth issue of the International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law (volume 23) contains the following: (1) Editorial (Jill Stavert); (2) Decision-making capacity and the Victorian Mental Health Tribunal Christopher Maylea, Christopher James Ryan); (3) What makes a 'good' conference from a service user perspective? (Sarah Gordon, Kris Gledhill); (4) Why futile and unwanted life-prolonging treatment continues for some patients in permanent vegetative states (and what to do about it): Case study, context and policy recommendations (Jenny Kitzinger, Celia Kitzinger); (5) Review: Melbourne Social Equity Institute, 'Unfitness to Plead and Indefinite Detention of Persons with Cognitive Disabilities'; and Justice, 'Mental Health and Fair Trial' (Kris Gledhill).§
  • [2018] IJMHCL pages 1-77 — The fifth issue of the International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law (volume 24) contains the following: (1) Editorial (Daniel Wang, Alex Ruck Keene, Ruth Fletcher, Catherine Penny, Richard Ashcroft); (2) Letters to the Editor: (a) Rejoinder (Response to article by Christopher Maylea and Christopher Ryan) (Matthew Carroll); (b) Response to Carroll, President of the Victorian Mental Health Tribunal (Christopher Maylea, Christopher James Ryan); (3) The 'Tricky Dance' of Advocacy: A study of non-legal Mental Health Advocacy (Wanda Bennetts, Christopher Maylea, Brian McKenna, Helen Makregiorgos); (4) The Right to Independent Living and being included in the Community: Lessons from the United Nations (Piers Gooding); (5) Psychosocial Disability and Deprivation of Liberty: Reviewing the case of Qatar in the light of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Patricia Cuenca Gómez, María del Carmen Barranco Avilés, Pablo Rodríguez del Pozo).§
  • Mental health law journal. IJMHCL volume 26 (2020), pages 1-57 — This edition of the International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law contains: (1) Editorial (Alex Ruck Keene); (2) Substituted Decision Making and Coercion: The Socially Accepted Problem in Psychiatric Practice and a CRPD-Based Response to Them (Giles Newton-Howes, Leah Kininmonth, Sarah Gordon); (3) Adult Incapacity Law: Visions for the Future Drawn from the Unfinished Story of a New Subject with a Long History (Adrian Ward); (4) Offenders with a Mental Impairment Under a 'Fusion Law': Non-Discrimination, Treatment, Public Protection (George Szmukler); (5) Book reviews (Alex Ruck Keene).

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