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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 7: 2016

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Legal Order and Mental Disorder

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Amita DhandaIndian Law Institute, India

ISBN13: 9780761993247
ISBN: 076199324X
Published: July 2002
Publisher: Sage Publications
Format: Hardback
Price: £47.00

The author critically appraises the current laws (as enshrined in the Indian Penal Code) relating to the mentally ill and the impact they have on people with mental illness. Dhanda argues for radical changes in the existing laws to create a rights-based legal order.

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Laws relating to custody, care and treatment of persons with mental illness; insanity and criminal responsibility; insanity, marriage and divorce; property rights of persons with mental disorder; contractual capacity of persons with mental illness; testamentary disposition of property; protection and enforcement of rights - capacity to litigate; the political rights of a person of unsound mind; from laws relating to the mentally ill to mental health law. Appendices: list of cases; list of statutes.