International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law

The International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law is an international peer reviewed open access journal devoted to the intersection between law, mental health and mental capacity.

The International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law is an international peer reviewed open access journal devoted to the intersection between law, mental health and mental capacity. It publishes scholarly work on the civil and criminal aspects of this intersection. This covers matters that have a long history of producing difficult legal dilemmas – such as the involuntary detention and treatment of people with psycho-social disorders, and the impact of mental impairment on criminal trial processes. The Journal also provides an outlet for research and commentary on matters that have come to the fore because of recent human-rights based developments, including the need to have positive regulation of the situation of people with compromised ability to make decisions in light of a psycho-social disorder.