• Surveying the Geneva impasse: Coercive care and human rights
    International Journal of Law and Psychiatry

    Surveying the Geneva impasse: Coercive care and human rights Wayne Martin, Sándor Gurbai International Journal of Law and Psychiatry Volume 64, May–June 2019, Pages 117-128 Researchers from Workstream 4, focusing on ‘insight’, publish a new paper in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, looking at the differences between ‘coercive’ and ‘non-consensual’ care interventions under the United

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  • Is Involuntary Placement and Non-Consensual Treatment Ever Compliant with UN Human Rights Standards?
    Is Involuntary Placement and Non-Consensual Treatment Ever Compliant with UN Human Rights Standards?

    A Survey of UN Reports (2006-2017) Gurbai, S., Martin, W. In recent years, the issues of involuntary placement and involuntary treatment for mental health conditions have been addressed on a number of different occasions within the UN system. There is no unified UN position on the question of whether involuntary placement and treatment can be lawful under

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  • Sabine Michalowski

    Core member Workstream 4: Insight: Evidence & Objectivity Professor of law, University of Essex. Sabine has interests in medical law and human rights. She will conduct research within Work Stream 4.

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  • Wayne Martin

    Principal Investigator Workstream 4: Insight: Evidence & Objectivity Professor of philosophy and director of the Essex Autonomy Project, University of Essex. Wayne has interests in phenomenology, philosophy of psychiatry, qualitative methods and human rights and policy. He will lead on Work Stream 4 and the first policy lab on “evidence”. He will contribute widely across

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  • Margot Kuylen
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    Workstream 4 Insight Final year PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Essex. Margot works with Wayne Martin on issues related to the research initiative, including the notions of choice and autonomy. Attends the monthly MHJ Research Network Meetings.

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  • Sándor Gurbai

    Work stream 4: Insight: Evidence & Objectivity Postdoctoral Research Assistant Senior research officer, University of Essex. Sándor has interests in human rights and disability studies. He will conduct research within Work Stream 4.

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  • Polona Curk

    Research Affiliate. Executive research fellow, University of Essex. With a background in psychoanalytic theory, Polona is interested in relational autonomy. She will conduct research within WS4, on the concept of insight in psychoanalysis and comparisons with psychiatry.

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  • Matt Burch

    Core member Workstream 4: Insight: Evidence & Objectivity Lecturer in philosophy, University of Essex. Matt works on issues at the intersection of phenomenology, action theory, and research in the cognitive and social sciences. At the moment, his research is focused in particular on the stance of objectivity in legal contexts, autonomy in mental health, risk

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