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Laura Davidson

Laura Davidson

Laura is a barrister at No.5 Chambers in London, well-known for her expertise in mental health
and capacity matters. She appears regularly in the Court of Protection and in cases in the High Court involving healthcare law.

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Legislation Drafting in Rwanda

The atrocities committed during the Rwandan genocide left lasting psychological scars on the majority of its survivors, making the drafting of its mental health legislation all the more poignant, says Laura Davidson.

In 2013 I was asked by the Rwandan government to draft the country’s first mental health legislation and to advise on its mental health policy. Consequently I took a sabbatical from my practice at the Bar and set off for East Africa.

10 March 2014
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