Bernadette M. McSherry

Melbourne Social Equity Institute

Foundation Director

Parkville, Victoria 3010

Australia

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Adjunct Professor

Wellington Road

Clayton, Victoria 3800

Australia

Melbourne Law School

Adjunct Professor

University Square

185 Pelham Street, Carlton

Victoria, Victoria 3010

Australia

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

Legal Capacity Under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Journal of Law and Medicine. 20:22-27 (2012)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 04 Sep 2014
Bernadette M. McSherry
Melbourne Social Equity Institute
Downloads 414 (71,746)
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mental health law, substituted decision making, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, legal capacity

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Trafficking in Women and Forced Migration: Moving Victims Across the Border of Crime into the Domain of Human Rights

International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 12, No. 1, p. 67, 2009, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009/35
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 May 2010
Bernadette M. McSherry and Susan York Kneebone
Melbourne Social Equity Institute and University of Melbourne - Law School
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Human Trafficking, People Trafficking, Human Rights, Women's Rights

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Confidentiality in Therapeutic Relationships: The Need to Develop Comprehensive Guidelines for Mental Health Professionals

Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006/39, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 124-131, 2006
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 28 Feb 2008
Annegret Kaempf and Bernadette M. McSherry
Monash University - Faculty of Law and Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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Confidentiality in therapeutic relationships, breach of confidentiality, guidelines for mental health professionals

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Health Professional-Patient Confidentiality: Does the Law Really Matter?

Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 4, p. 489, 2009, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009/27
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 20 Apr 2010
Bernadette M. McSherry
Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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Health professionals, Doctor Patient Privilege, Confidentiality, Mental Health, Disclosure

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Without Sex: Slavery, Trafficking in Persons and the Exploitation of Labour in Australia

Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1, p. 4, 2009, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010/38
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 18 Apr 2011
Miriam Cullen and Bernadette M. McSherry
University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law and Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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Human Trafficking, Labour Trafficking, Exploitation of Workers, Slavery, Wei Tang

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 1, p. 17, 2009, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009/36
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 12 May 2010 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2015
Bernadette M. McSherry
Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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Human Rights, Disabilities, United Nations, Article 25, Australia's obligations

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Mental Health and Human Rights: The Role of the Law in Developing a Right to Enjoy the Highest Attainable Standard of Mental Health in Australia

Journal of Law & Medicine, Vol. 15, p. 773, 2009, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009/31
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 05 May 2010
Bernadette M. McSherry
Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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Mental Health, Human Rights, Australia, right to mental health, role of law

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Regulating to Ensure Patient Safety in Hospitals: Towards a Comprehensive Framework

Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 228-243, 2006, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006/33
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 17 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2009
Anna Macleod and Bernadette M. McSherry
Monash University and Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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Regulatory regimes, patient safety, public hospitals, safety standards

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Mental Health Laws: Where to from Here?

Monash University Law Review 40(1): 175-197
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 01 Dec 2014
Bernadette M. McSherry
Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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Mental Health, Criminal Law, Human Rights, Law Reform

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Sex, Drugs and Evil Souls: The Growing Reliance on Preventive Detention Regimes

Monash University Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2006, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper 2007/03
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2009
Bernadette M. McSherry
Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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preventive detention, arbitrary detention, terrorism

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The Government's Duty of Care to Provide Adequate Health Care to Immigration Detainees

Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 281-284, 2006, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006/38
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 18 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2009
Bernadette M. McSherry
Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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duty of care,adequate health care, immigration detainees, wrongful deportation, Australian citizens

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Access to Confidential Medical Records by Courts and Tribunals: The Inapplicability of the Doctrine of Public Interest Immunity

Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 15-19, 2006, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006/37
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 18 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2009
Bernadette M. McSherry
Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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public records, medical records, personal health records, public interest immunity

13.

The Preventive Detention of Sex Offenders: Law and Practice

38 University of New South Wales Law Journal 792-822, La Trobe Law School - Law & Justice Research Paper Series Paper No. 16-1
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 13 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2017
Patrick Keyzer and Bernadette M. McSherry
La Trobe Law School and Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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Diversion Down Under - Programs for Offenders with Mental Illnesses in Australia

International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Vol. 33, pp. 249-257, 2010, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 62
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2011
Elizabeth Richardson and Bernadette M. McSherry
Monash University - Faculty of Law and Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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mental health, diversion, Magistrates, psychiatric court liaison, funding, criminal justice, offenders

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Providing Mental Health Services and Psychiatric Care to Immigration Detainees: What Tort Law Requires

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 260, 2007, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007/45
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 May 2009
Bernadette M. McSherry and Azadeh Dastyari
Melbourne Social Equity Institute and Monash University - Faculty of Law
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Immigration detention, asylum seekers, psychiatric care, mental health, Cornelia Rau

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Torture and Ill-Treatment in Health Care Settings: Lessons from the United Nations

Journal of Law and Medicine, Volume 20, pp. 712-718 (2013)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Oct 2014
Bernadette M. McSherry
Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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Torture, international law, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, involuntary detention, reproductive rights

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The Preventive Detention of 'Dangerous' Sex Offenders in Australia: Perspectives at the Coalface

International Journal of Criminology and Sociology. 2:296-305. 2013
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 31 Aug 2014
Patrick Keyzer and Bernadette M. McSherry
La Trobe Law School and Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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preventive detention, sex offenders, dangerousness

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Mental Health Laws for Those ‘Compliant’ with Treatment

Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2009, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009/48
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 Jun 2011
Bernadette M. McSherry and Damien Bruckard
Melbourne Social Equity Institute and Monash University - Faculty of Law
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mental health, involuntary detention, mental illness, capacity, consent, legislative responses, European Court of Human Rights

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Unfitness to Stand Trial and the Indefinite Detention of Persons with Cognitive Disabilities in Australia: Human Rights Challenges and Proposals for Change

Melbourne Univeristy Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2017, U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 766
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 09 Mar 2018
Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne - Law School, University of Melbourne - Law School and Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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K00, K39

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Laws to Detain Individuals with Substance Dependency: Breaching Human Rights or Restoring Health?

Journal of Law and Medicine. 19:225-231 (2011)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 04 Sep 2014
Bernadette M. McSherry
Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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mental health, mental health treatments, mental health law reform, human rights

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Detention and Treatment Down Under: Human Rights and Mental Health Laws in Australia and New Zealand

Medical Law Review. 19:548-580. 2011
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Aug 2014
Bernadette M. McSherry and Kay Wilson
Melbourne Social Equity Institute and Monash University
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mental health laws, human rights, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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From Safety Nets to Support Networks: Beyond 'Vulnerability' in Protection for Consumers with Cognitive Disabilities

University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 41, No. 2, 2018, U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 810
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Feb 2019
Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne - Law School, University of Melbourne - Law School, Melbourne Social Equity Institute and University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
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disabilities, consumer protection law, decision-making

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Incorporating Carers' Rights in Mental Health Legislation

Journal of Law and Medicine. 17:481-486 (2010)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 04 Sep 2014
Bernadette M. McSherry
Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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mental health, human rights, rights of carers

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Who Do I Turn to? Resolving Complaints by Mental Health Consumers and Carers.

Journal of Law and Medicine. 18:669-676 (2011)
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 04 Sep 2014
Bernadette M. McSherry
Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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mental health, mental health carers, mental health complaints

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Hospital Orders for Offenders with Mental Illnesses: An Appropriate Diversionary Option?

Journal of Law and Medicine. 16:568-573 (2009)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 04 Sep 2014
Bernadette M. McSherry
Melbourne Social Equity Institute
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hospital orders, mental illness, treatment of the mentally ill

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Defences to Homicide: Issues Paper

Victorian Law Reform Commission, 2002, ISBN: 0957967853
Number of pages: 140 Posted: 04 Sep 2018
Bernadette M. McSherry, Jamie Walvisch and Stephen Farrow
Melbourne Social Equity Institute, Monash University - Faculty of Law and Independent
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Defences, Homicide, Criminal Law, Mental Impairment, Provocation, Self Defence

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Human Rights and Unfitness to Plead: The Demands of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

A Arstein-Kerslake, P Gooding, L Andrews, B McSherry, ‘Human Rights and Unfitness to Plead: The Demands of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ (2017) 17(3) Human Rights Law Review 399–419
Posted: 17 Jun 2019
University of Melbourne - Law School, Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne - Law School and Melbourne Social Equity Institute

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unfit to stand trial, unfit to plead, human rights, disability, non-discrimination

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Seclusion and Restraint: Rethinking Regulation from a Human Rights Perspective

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Vol. 17, p. 551, 2010, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 77.
Posted: 28 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2014
Surabhi Kumble and Bernadette M. McSherry
Monash University - Faculty of Law and Melbourne Social Equity Institute

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human rights, regulation, restraint, seclusion, human rights, psychological, physical harm, codes of practice

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Australian and Canadian Mental Health Acts Compared

Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 61, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 1126, No. 44, 2010
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2013
John E. Gray, Bernadette M. McSherry, Richard O'Reilly and Penelope June Weller
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Melbourne Social Equity Institute, affiliation not provided to SSRN and RMIT University - Graduate School of Business and Law

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mental health, Australia, Canada, involuntary admission, treatment authorization, consent, compulsory treatment, disabilities

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To Detain or Not to Detain: A Question of Public Duty?

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Vol. 16, No. 2, p. 288, 2009
Posted: 11 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2013
Bernadette M. McSherry and Shrikanth Rangarajan
Melbourne Social Equity Institute and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Duty of care, duty to detain, mental illness, negligence, psychiatrists