Orders for forced ‘shock therapy’ breached human rights of schizophrenia patients, court rules

ABC News, 1 Nov 2018

Orders forcing two Victorian patients with schizophrenia to undergo electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) were made in breach of their human rights, the Supreme Court of Victoria has ruled.

The ruling was made after Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) brought a court challenge against the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), over its decision to order the patients, known as NJE and PBU, to be given ECT against their will.

Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-01/human-rights-must-be-upheld-forced-shock-ect-therapy-court-rules/10454750