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dc.contributor.author Williams, John
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-05T11:01:15Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-05T11:01:15Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11-05
dc.identifier.citation Williams , J 2008 , ' Hunger Strikes: A Prisoner's right or a 'Wicked Folly'? ' ' , pp. 285-296 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 87663
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/745
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/745
dc.description Williams, John, 'Hunger Strikes: A Prisoner's right or a 'Wicked Folly'?', Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, (2002) 40(3) pp.285-296 en
dc.description.abstract The decision to allow the force-feeding of Ian Brady raises many complex ethical and legal issues. Early case law sanctioned force-feeding, as suicide was illegal. However, this raises the question of whether death by hunger-strike is suicide, or simply an exercise of the right to self- determination. Recent case law provides a mixed message. Some cases recognise the duty of the prison authorities to intervene, others that it is merely a power, whilst a third category emphasises self determination. American case law also fails to give clear guidance on the constitutionality of force-feeding. This article examines the case law, and considers the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on the force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners. en
dc.format.extent 12 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof ' en
dc.title Hunger Strikes: A Prisoner's right or a 'Wicked Folly'? en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Law & Criminology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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