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Mandatory Sentencing and the Mental Health Court
|Subtitle||Law Reform submission against the criminalisation of mental impairment|
The Mental Health Law Centre (WA) made this submission in support of removing mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment for people with a mental illness or mental impairment found guilty of an offence.
The submission calls for the repeal the Minimum Mandatory Sentencing laws of the Criminal Code in the interests of justice, and decriminalising and safeguarding the human rights of people with a mental illness and/or impairment.
Failing this, the submission argues for an exception to minimum Mandatory Sentencing laws for people with a mental illness or impairment when that mental impairment is causally linked to the offence for which they have been charged and that the Mandatory Sentencing laws exclude children.
|CLC/Agency||Mental Health Law Centre (WA)|
|Categories||Click to expand[+]|
|Project uploaded to CLEAR||16th April 2013|
|Contact Person||Sandra Boulter|
|Contact Position||Principal Solicitor/General Manager|
|Contact Phone||(08) 9328 8266|
As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing agency be contacted to confirm the currency of the information provided.
|Review Date||16th April 2014|
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