EU human rights court says autistic man illegally held in UK hospital Chris Buell at 12:08 PM ET
The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that the detention of an autistic British man in a UK hospital under common law violated his human rights. The detention of the man, identified only as HL, under English common law meant that he could be detained based on the recommendation of a single doctor if it was determined that he could not consent to treatment.
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