Shattering the silence on the hidden human rights abuse of Taser against detained mental health patients

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Rt_Hon_Norman_Lamb_speaking_Clause_to_ban_Taser_on_psychiatric_wards._-_13-06-16The call for an outright ban on the use of Taser against patients detained on locked psychiatric wards by the former minister for mental health the Rt. Hon Norman Lamb MPs in support of BMH UK's campaign, during the House of Commons debate on the Policing and Crime Bill, has placed this largely hidden human rights abuse on the national agenda, while reminding politicians and the sector more widely of the protections that this group have under international human rights law.

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