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P v Cheshire West and Chester Council - Supreme Court decision - March 2014

28 March 2014
"Defining deprivation of liberty" - The Supreme Court Judgment in Cheshire West and MIG and MEG is the most significant UK human rights case in many years. Ben Troke gives a summary of the case and an initial review of the consequences.


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