Supported Decision Making – Position Paper

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities demands in its Article 12 equal recognition before the law for all persons with disabilities. This Position Paper explores which key elements are necessary to implement this principle in the legal systems of all countries that have ratified the Convention. Starting from the discussion of some basic notions regarding legal capacity, the Position Paper identifies eight elements that should be considered in the implementation of this article to make the UN Convention a tool that promotes the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities… read more