Court-Ordered Medical Care

Start Date: Monday, November 26, 2012
End Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Category: Criminal Law Criminal Law National Law
Venue: Paris
Country: France
Leading organisation: ENM (French National School for the Judicary)
Cooperative Partner:
Language(s): French
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 20
Contact: Anthony Manwaring
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: +33 144419954

Course Description

Since its introduction a half century ago, the practice of court-ordered medical care has continued to spread, both in France and in Europe.
Whether in the form of an obligation of care in the case of sanctions, preliminary measures or therapeutic injunctions pursuant to the law of December 31, 1970 or court-ordered care introduced by the law of June 17, 1998, these measures require a delicate partnership due to the original combination of different logics - those of the execution of judgments, the application of sentences, incentives for care, therapeutic treatment, social work and educational follow-up.

Respecting both legal provisions and ethical requirements, as court- ordered care requires, requires an in-depth knowledge of the competencies of the different professionals involved as well as an acquisition of multidisciplinary and comparative know-how through the presentations of foreign practitioners. The particular problems linked to court- ordered care in the case of alcoholics, drug addicts and perpetrators of sexual crimes will be dealt with by a specialist in each area. In addition to essential cognitive learning, this training will promote a shared ethical reflection through an exchange of experiences that the discussions will promote.