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An appeal to humanity: legal victory in favour of North America's only supervised injection facility: Insite

Overview of attention for article published in Harm Reduction Journal, January 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (76th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (60th percentile)

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Title
An appeal to humanity: legal victory in favour of North America's only supervised injection facility: Insite
Published in
Harm Reduction Journal, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/1477-7517-7-23
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Authors

Dan Small

Abstract

Canada's federal government has once again failed to shut North America's only authorized supervised injection facility: Insite. A majority ruling issued by the BC Court of Appeal on 15 January 2010 upheld an earlier British Columbia Supreme Court ruling in 2008 that protected the rights of injection drug users (IDUs) to access Insite as a health facility as per the Charter of Rights and Freedoms component of the Constitution of Canada. The majority decision from Honourable Madam Justices Rowles, Huddart and Smith also established a jurisdictional victory safeguarding Insite as most appropriately run under the authority of the province of British Columbia rather than the federal Government of Canada. The Federal Government has appealed the case to the Supreme Court of Canada. A hearing date has been set for 12 May 2011. The appeal will be a legal one but even more so, it will be an appeal to humanity.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 29%
Student > Bachelor 5 21%
Student > Postgraduate 4 17%
Researcher 3 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 3 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 5 21%
Social Sciences 4 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 13%
Arts and Humanities 2 8%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 4 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 November 2010.
All research outputs
#4,602,376
of 19,275,518 outputs
Outputs from Harm Reduction Journal
#452
of 760 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#30,389
of 127,946 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Harm Reduction Journal
#3
of 5 outputs
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