Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry: the Right to Freedom and Safety – Reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The Joint Committee on Human Rights call for written submissions on the reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Submissions must be made by 2 March 2018.

The Committee is interested in the following questions:

  • Whether the Law Commission’s proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards strike the correct balance between adequate protection for human rights with the need for a scheme which is less bureaucratic and onerous than the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Whether the Government should proceed to implement the proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards as a matter of urgency
  • Whether a definition of deprivation of liberty for care and treatment should be debated by Parliament and set out in statute.

Read more on the Parliament website, or make a submission.