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  1. presents
  2. Denmark increases the volume_1
  3. a documentary film about the new criminals
  4. Danish Presidency of the EU
  5. EU-Values?
  6. Would you please
    present yourself?
  7. I am Claus Bonnez
    and I'm a defence attorney,
  8. and lawyer in other areas as well:
  9. i.e. compulsory hospitalization,
  10. "Retsplejlovens" Chapter 43a
  11. The diagnosis is not my speciality
  12. This, I'll leave for the medical
    specialists to explain
  13. Do you know the renowned 'Rosenhan Study',
    and if you do, do you have an opinion about it?
  14. I have heard about it
  15. It was a study where some students were
    called in to participate in an experiment
  16. They were here detected having a psyciatric
    diagnosis, despite the fact that they
  17. didnt' suffer from any mental illness -
    that's what I know about the experiment
  18. Could psychiatrists in America
    distinguish between madness and sanity?
  19. He was called David Rosenhan and he
    devised a dramatic experiment
  20. He assembled 8 people, including himself,
  21. none of whom had ever had
    any psychiatric problems
  22. Each person was then sent across the
    country to a specific mental hospital
  23. At an agreed time they all presented
    themselves at that hospital,
  24. and told the psychiatrist at duty they
    were hearing a voice in their head
  25. that said the word “thud!"
  26. That was the only lie they should tell,
  27. othervise they were to behave
    and respond completely normally
  28. And then what happened?
  29. They were all diagnosed as insane,
    and admitted to the hospital
  30. All of them?
  31. All of them!
  32. And were any of them insane?
  33. No. There were nobody that could
    have judged these people as insane
  34. But I told friends, I told my family:
    "I'll get out when its fine to get out...thats all!"
  35. "I'll be there for a couple of days,
    and then I'll get out!"
  36. Nobody knew that I would
    be there for 2 months!
  37. Once admitted, all 8 fake patients
    acted completely normally
  38. Yet the hospitals refused
    to release them,
  39. and diagnosed 7 as suffering from
    schizophrenia and one from bi-polar disorder
  40. They were all given powerful
    psychotropic drugs
  41. They found that there was nothing they could
    do, to convince the doctors they were sane
  42. And it quickly became clear
    that the only way out
  43. would be to agree that they were insane
    and then pretend to be getting better
  44. The only way out was to point out
    that they were correct.
  45. They said I was insane,
    ”I am insane, but I'm getting better"
  46. That was an affirmation
    of their view of me
  47. In court, when I am called in to question
    a compulsory hospitalization;
  48. which is from judicial human rights
  49. If the rules are respected, which under Danish law is
  50. because in praxis, the law generally doesn't permit a 'second
  51. which is an alternative opinion beside the conclusions of the
    official assessment,
  52. which you must bring to bear on a person
    to meet the legal criteria
  53. of being compulsorily hospitalized in
  54. Ok, does that often happen?
  55. But... it's the rule!
  56. Is it the rule that there is no possibilty for the patient to get
    get a 'second opinion'?
  57. Yes, absolutely,
  58. according to Danish psychiatric law,
    if you are compulsorily hospitalized, you have the right
  59. to have your case tested in the Danish courts, to see if the
    hospitalization was entitled,
  60. and this justice is elementary under
    Danish law,
  61. according to the European
    Human Rights Convention Article 5
  62. You have the right for this impartial
  63. and of course also because we are members of the
    Council of Europe
  64. to respect the Danish
  65. So, when we have these cases,
  66. in my opinion, they become nothing
    more than a sham
  67. because you in reality have no other expert opinions, than the
    ones from the hospital even though
  68. they are the ones, that have kept the
    individual in custody
  69. And hereby we need a critical second
  70. that can eventually dispute the offcial authority's
  71. And it is understandable that as judges, courts and
  72. we have no specialist psychiatric
  73. and I as an attorney don't know when a doctor says that an
    individual is insane
  74. Very often you can't see whether the clients
    are normal or insane,
  75. so this I can have no clue about, and neither does
    the judge,
  76. and the attorney working on behalf of the
    hospital doesn't either
  77. When we have this sort of case in the
  78. we base the case on the documentation from the concerned
  79. and it's not very surprising that they
    say their own decision was entitled
  80. And therefore these cases are very subjective and
  81. and in my conviction, conflicting with the European Human Rights
  82. This statement I base on concrete
  83. from the European Court of Human Rights:
  84. that there should be an impartial body which
    make the subsequent assessment
  85. if the concerned individual
    is or was insane,
  86. therefore not the institution that has
    decided the enforced detention was originally justified
  87. For me it is quite obvious,
  88. and the European Court of Human Rights
    practice is not very surprising
  89. but when you try and invoke it in Danish Law
  90. it's like talking to deaf ears
  91. Both County and High Courts.
    They basically do not care!
  92. And now I've taken an action against with a concrete
    case in front of the Human Rights Court
  93. Aha, on this basis?
  94. On exactly this question
    where no
  95. impartial body was allowed to
    make a subsequent assessment
  96. Both County and High Courts focused in this specific
  97. as in the many of the
    other cases I have taken,
  98. exclusively on the testimony
    from the authorities,
  99. the admitting doctor's
    expert assessments,
  100. and the expert's assessment which
    maintained the forced hospitalization
  101. And in my opinion,
  102. it doesn't comply with the
    legal requirements as provided within
  103. the European Human Rights
    Conventions Article 5
  104. Hospital reported to "Arbejdstilsynet"
    (Official Work Inspectorate) -
  105. Doctors uses illegal force every 2nd day
  106. The boss to the staff: "Stop being caring
    towards the patients" -
  107. "Arbejdstilsynet" returns streessplan
    from psychiatric hospital -
  108. 14 year old girl illegally fixated 286
  109. Pharmaceutical companies gilders official
    control panel -
  110. Psychiatric patients loosing 9 out of 10
    court cases against the authorities
  111. One publised case, was when the staff at
    Risskov pschyhiatric hospital,
  112. in the suburbs of Aarhus, due to very
    heavy workloads,
  113. filed a complaint to "Arbejdstilsynet" to get assistance
  114. in facilitating a dialogue with the
    Direction of the Hospital; who had maintained
  115. a rigid agenda from their singluar
  116. MADLY BUSY - I must do, I must do, I must
    do!!! Calme, calme - take it easy; take a pill
  117. The staff reported:
  118. "Jobs are not being done, the staff have to seriously weaken the quality and it affects the
    treatment and the work they do"
  119. "...time for professional reflection and
    immersion is not present in the daily work"
  120. "Time for professional reflection and
    immersion is not present in the daily work"
  121. Yes, it is clear
  122. You could say it's a bit of another
    problematic question that you raise,
  123. because the question is: when you
    are admitted to a hospital,
  124. if the working conditions
    is so poor
  125. as described in the study
    from "Arbejdstilsynet",
  126. it creates the risk that the staff of the hospitals
    can simply mis-diagnose the patient,
  127. and it can have an impact, both on people
    who benefit from being under treatment at
  128. the hospital - they may be too
    early written out and sent home -
  129. while others who shouldn't be at the
    hospital for example: because they are not sick
  130. remain at the hospital unwarranted
  131. Which obviously is a serious problem
  132. when people are in involuntarily
  133. But, if so, one imagines
    that the hospital
  134. had proper working conditions,
  135. very professional
    and competent staff
  136. it is still in violation with the
    rule of law
  137. as the European Court of Human Rights
    interprete in Article 5,
  138. that it can not be the same institution which
  139. so to speak, deliver the opinions and the assessments
    which the court makes its decision upon
  140. when a citizen claims in front of court,
    that a compulsory admission was unjustified
  141. This of course is amplified by a poor
    working environment
  142. Because of this, the validity of the medical
    staffs opinion is called into question
  143. However, even if this not the case,
  144. it remains problematic due to the
  145. contradictory thought-process,
    present in a democratic states courtroom,
  146. which is the fact that the defendant
  147. has the opportunity to
    submit arguments in favor
  148. as well as the opposing side, has this
  149. and that is the position of the patients when
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    As it have earlier been seen with, for example,
    "Tamilsagen" State employees are not always trustworthy,

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    Attorney Claus Bonnez
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    Give me one example of a patient who has taken action and filed a lawsuit
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    Highcourt Judge Hanne Kildal,
    East Jutland's Chief of Police Jørgen Illum.
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    I don't know whether you're going to interview the
    opposing side, e.g. the offiicial adminstration
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    In next episode of "Denmark increases the volume_2",
    we'll contact Aarhus District Court
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    Is Justice something that is being used
    selectively in Denmark - a country that used to have
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    It does not occur
    in weeklies of the judiciary,
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    Music by Niklas Aldén
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    Produced by
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    Serious accusations from humanrights lawyer
    Claus Bonnez against the Danish state
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    So it is normal that
    Danish Law doesn't follow
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    Special Thanks to:
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    That is very problematic!
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    The Snuff Street Journal editorial office will in subsequent
    editions make an interview with "Domstolstyrelsen"
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    The Ultimate Freedom:
    the Freedom of Crime
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    The only source of ammunition that the patients have access to
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    This is absurd,
    and a breach of the fundamental
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    Torben Thygesen and Michael Møller
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    Two of the District attorneys employees whom
    we know have processed such a case:
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    With law, thy must build the country
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    after the psychiatric law, and has been permitted
    to obtain expert impartial assistance
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    and possess the integrity and
    independence that would be expected in their position.
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    and the European Court of Human Rights,
    Article 5
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    but instead the courts emphasize the doctor
    whom hospitalized the patient
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    for an interview with one of its
    representatives District Court Judge Mette Helby Jensen,
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    human rights traditions we have in
    Danish Law
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    is the opposing side's information
    concerning themselves
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    or in other legal periodicals
    that I have knowledge of
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    patient an opportunity for a
    critical expert assessment
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    the European Court of Human Rights
    practice that allows the former
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    to discuss the punitive consequences of officials
    administrationally, violating the Danish constitution
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    traditions and reputation for respecting
    human rights.
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    whom are branding Denmark as the
    worlds happiest country