Subjecting patients to forcible treatment which is not therapeutically necessary could violate the European Convention on Human Rights, according to the Court of Appeal. The judges made their comments during a judicial review brought by a 67-year-old angina patient who was injected with medication against his will. Mental health charity Mind's principal solicitor, Simon Foster, said the Court of Appeal had confirmed that psychiatrists must respect the human rights of sectioned patients. 'Patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act often feel powerless to disagree with their proposed treatment - even when they think it is doing them no good, ' he added.