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Personal liberty is a right for everyone not convicted of a crime (& currently serving a sentence)

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has welcomed a ruling by the Supreme Court, which found that ‘severely disabled people cannot be deprived of their liberty without proper safeguards, even if their living arrangements are benevolent’.  This case now clarifies protection for disabled people, an issue highlighted in a recent House of Lords report into the Mental Capacity Act.

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