MEDIA ADVISORY: A Right to Mental Health Treatment or a Right to Jail: The Supreme Court Decision of R v. Conception

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The University of Ottawa invites members of the media to attend a seminar titled “A Right to Mental Health Treatment or a Right to Jail: The Supreme Court Decision of R v. Conception,” presented by the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics and the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section.

WHAT: A Right to Mental Health Treatment or a Right to Jail: The Supreme Court Decision of R v. Conception seminar
WHEN: Thursday, February 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: University of Ottawa, Fauteux Hall, Room 570 (57 Louis Pasteur | map)

In this seminar, Professor Jennifer Chandler and Dr. Jonathan Grey will discuss the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision of R. v. Conception about whether a court can insist that a psychiatric hospital admit an unfit accused person immediately, or whether the accused must wait for court-ordered treatment in jail until the hospital has space. 

Media inquiries

Danika Gagnon
Media Relations Officer
University of Ottawa
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2981
Cell: 613-863-7221
danika.gagnon@uOttawa.ca

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