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Dolores Utrilla
16th November 2021
Consumer, Health & Environment Human Rights Justice & Litigation

Romanian legislation on deprivation of legal capacity of people with psychiatric disorders breaches human rights and must be amended: ECtHR’s ruling

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has given its judgment in N. v. Romania (no. 2) (application no. 38048/18), ruling that the failure to take into account the applicant’s needs and wishes in the procedures for depriving him of his legal capacity and for subsequently changing his legal guardian was contrary to the right to respect for private life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

The case concerned proceedings carried out by Romanian courts in respect of the applicant, a Romanian national who was detained in Săpoca Psychiatric Hospital (Romania) from June 2006 until May 2018 on account of his paranoid schizophrenia. In August 2016, the district court divested N. of his legal capacity and p


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