A and B, petitioners

Human rights – Mental health – Right to private and family life – Discrimination. Court of Session: In judicial review petitions by a patient detained in a medium secure hospital and a patient detained in a low secure forensic psychiatric in-patient facility, challenging the imposition of a comprehensive prohibition on smoking in those hospitals, the court held that the comprehensive ban on smoking was lawful and did not breach the petitioners' rights, however an accompanying prohibition on possession of sources of ignition was unlawful because it was not in accordance with domestic law and it fell to be reduced.

Category: