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Lagen eller magen? Förvaltningsrätten och LVM-mål rörande gravida kvinnor
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Public Health Sciences. Södertörns högskola, Sverige.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5152-7820
2017 (Swedish)In: Retfærd. Nordisk Juridisk Tidsskrift, ISSN 0105-1121, Vol. 40, no 3-4, p. 132-150Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

According to the Swedish Substance Abuse (Special Provisions) Act a person may be sentenced to compulsory care for a maximum of six months by an administrative court if she has a serious ongoing substance abuse and needs care which cannot be provided through voluntary measures. The person must also risk seriously harming her physical or mental health, destroying her life, or harming herself or a next of kin. The latter does not include an unborn child and the courts are only to assess whether the grounds for commitment are sufficient in terms of the woman’s needs and risk for harm. The legislation does, however, leave ample scope for so called fairness arguments (“reella hänsyn”). This article studies the extent to which the pregnancy is accentuated in court rulings and in what way – with a special focus on fairness arguments.

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2017. Vol. 40, no 3-4, p. 132-150
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pregnant substance abusers, compulsory care, administrative courts, court rulings, fairness arguments, discretionary power of courts, Sweden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-152733OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-152733DiVA, id: diva2:1180646
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Gravida missbrukare och deras barn
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2013-1738Available from: 2018-02-06 Created: 2018-02-06 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved

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