AC and Others vrs Cork University Hospital and Others

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘IHREC’) was granted liberty to appear in these appeals as amicus
curiae in accordance with section 10(2)(e) of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 by Order dated 17 October 2018.

The case is expected to explore the nature and extent of the rights and protections afforded to people with mental health disabilities in Ireland, including their right to have their voices heard, and its outcome is likely to impact on voluntary patients in nursing home and hospital settings.

 

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