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Bournewood Consultation: The approach to be taken in response to the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights in the 'Bournewood' case

  • Launch date:
    23 March 2005
  • Closing date:
    17 June 2005
  • Creator/s:
    Department of Health
  • Audience:
    Health and social care professionals
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This document seeks views on the issues raised by, and consequent options for public policy arising from, the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), published on 5th October 2004, in the case of H.L. v. the United Kingdom (the 'Bournewood' judgement - so called because H.L's care and treatment took place in Bournewood Hospital).

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Comments about this consultation process should be directed by 17 June 2005 to:

  • Contact:
    Steve Wells
  • Address:
    Consultations Coordinator
    Department of Health, Skipton House
    80 London Road, London
    SE1 6LH
  • Email:

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