Court of Protection model no longer compatible with latest international human rights, argue Cardiff researchers
A team of researchers from Cardiff University think that the Court of Protection’s ‘low participation’ model is ‘no longer compatible with developments in international human rights law’. As a result they feel there is
“an urgent need to address the model of participation of P in the CoP. This will require revisions to the rules and practice directions, through increased resources for various elements of participation, and by addressing the question of when and how cases should come to the CoP. “
Their thinking is presented in a research report published this month that looks at The Participation of P in Welfare Cases in the Court of Protection. The team of Lucy Series, Phil Fennell & Julie Doughty consider different elements of participation in the CoP in turn, highlighting some particular concerns as below:
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