Kristin Booth Glen, Changing Paradigms: Mental Capacity, Legal Capacity, Guardianship, and Beyond (2012)

In this article, SDMNY Project Director Kristen Booth Glen discusses guardianship laws as of October 2012, focusing on an examination of mental capacity and legal capacity in regards to an individual’s decision-making process and the legal oversight of incapacitated people. International human rights laws and a disability rights movement are addressed in relation to the…

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Kristin Booth Glen, Introducing a “New” Human Right: Learning from Others, Bringing Legal Capacity Home (2018)

The human right of legal capacity, most recently enunciated in Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), potentially transforms the way we see, understand, and treat people with a wide range of intellectual,developmental, and cognitive disabilities. This Article considers how the human right of legal capacity, specifically…

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