France / Constitutional Council / 2011-135/140 QPC referred, by the Council of State, of a priority question of constitutionality, introduced by Mr. Abdellatif B

Key facts of the case:

The question dealt with involuntary hospitalization (articles L.3213-1 and L.3213-4 of the Public Health Code). The Council censured both articles. Regarding the second article, the Council reminded that involuntary hospitalization should not exceed two weeks without the intervention of a judicial judge.

Results (sanctions) and key consequences or implications of the case:

Article L.3213-1 and L.3213-4 of the Public Health Code are censured and should be replaced by a new legislation or new provisions.

Deciding body (original language): 
Le Conseil Constitutionnel