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.
Prisons, Common law, Prisoners, Plaintiffs, Defendants, Suicide, Hunger, Legal duty, Food, Medical treatment, Australia
Australian Studies | Criminal Procedure | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance
Law, Society and Governance
Hunger Strikes and the State's Right to "Force Feed": Recent Australian Experience. (1984). Irish Jurist. 19, (2), 304-308. Research Collection School Of Law.
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