European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights European Journal of Health Law 11 : 427-439, 2004. Published by Martinus Nijhoff 427 Publishers. © 2004 Koninklijke Brill N.V. ISSN 0929-0273. Printed in the Netherlands. EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS * ECHR 2004/14 Case of Gorshkov v. Ukraine, 15 June 2004, no. 67531/01 (Second Section) (Decision as to the admissibility) The facts In 1984 the applicant was convicted of attempted rape. However, he was exempted from serving his sentence on the grounds of diminished responsibility and under- went compulsory medical treatment in a psychiatric hospital from 1984 to 1986. On 9 September 1990 the applicant again attempted to commit rape. On 9 April 1991 the Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Simferopol ordered the applicant to undergo compulsory medical treatment in a psychiatric hospital under close supervision. On 12 July 1999 the District Court refused an application by the Chief Psychi- atrist of the Ministry of Health to terminate the applicant’s compulsory medical treatment since his state of health had improved. On 19 August 1999 the applicant’s lawyer lodged a cassation appeal with the Supreme Court. On 30 August 1999 the Supreme Court upheld the decision of 12 July 1999. In particular, the court ruled that the requests for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Health Law Brill

European Court of Human Rights

European Journal of Health Law, Volume 11 (4): 427 – Jan 1, 2004

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Brill
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© 2004 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0929-0273
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1571-8093
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10.1163/1571809043418315
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European Journal of Health Law 11 : 427-439, 2004. Published by Martinus Nijhoff 427 Publishers. © 2004 Koninklijke Brill N.V. ISSN 0929-0273. Printed in the Netherlands. EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS * ECHR 2004/14 Case of Gorshkov v. Ukraine, 15 June 2004, no. 67531/01 (Second Section) (Decision as to the admissibility) The facts In 1984 the applicant was convicted of attempted rape. However, he was exempted from serving his sentence on the grounds of diminished responsibility and under- went compulsory medical treatment in a psychiatric hospital from 1984 to 1986. On 9 September 1990 the applicant again attempted to commit rape. On 9 April 1991 the Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Simferopol ordered the applicant to undergo compulsory medical treatment in a psychiatric hospital under close supervision. On 12 July 1999 the District Court refused an application by the Chief Psychi- atrist of the Ministry of Health to terminate the applicant’s compulsory medical treatment since his state of health had improved. On 19 August 1999 the applicant’s lawyer lodged a cassation appeal with the Supreme Court. On 30 August 1999 the Supreme Court upheld the decision of 12 July 1999. In particular, the court ruled that the requests for

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