Involuntary placement does not replace punishment for the criminal offence. You have already been released from criminal liability or punishment. The treatment has been ordered for your own good and for the safety of society. Involuntary placement can be applied for as long as it is necessary and the law does not provide for any time limitations. However, when you have recovered, compulsory treatment should be cancelled. 

What human rights violation may there be?

If the need for involuntary placement is not regularly reviewed and you are not given an opportunity to challenge the prolonged involuntary placement, it may result in a violation of the right to liberty and the security of a person.

About this section

This section of the Guide explains who can ask for the review of your compulsory placement, what procedure should be followed and what your basic rights during the procedure are. 

Human Rights Guide

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