Joint Committee on Human Rights

The Right to Freedom and Safety: Reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Accepting written submissions. The deadline is Friday 2 March 2018.

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee is issuing an open call for evidence from interested parties on:  

  • Whether the Law Commission’s proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards strike the correct balance between adequate protection for human rights with the need for a scheme which is less bureaucratic and onerous than the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Whether the Government should proceed to implement the proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards as a matter of urgency
  • Whether a definition of deprivation of liberty for care and treatment should be debated by Parliament and set out in statute 

Submissions should be no more than 1,500 words.  

Terms of reference: Right to Freedom and Safety: Reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Send a written submission

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