Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-1984

Abstract

Whether or not it is the nature of the protest itself which makes it unsuitable for resolution in a court-room situation, the case law relating to "hunger strikes" (and State's response) is both sparse and insignificant. Perhaps on the basis of its uniqueness alone, the case of Schneidas v. Corrective Services Commission(New South Wales) and Others should be of particular interest to jurists on both sides of the Irish border.

Keywords

Prisons, Common law, Prisoners, Plaintiffs, Defendants, Suicide, Hunger, Legal duty, Food, Medical treatment, Australia

Discipline

Australian Studies | Criminal Procedure | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Irish Jurist

Volume

19

Issue

2

First Page

304

Last Page

308

ISSN

0021-1273

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://www.jstor.org/stable/44027782