Samantha Backman, Initiatives from Around the World (2019)

This2019 report, prepared for the Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law, discusses legal reforms undertaken by states from around the world in the area of legal capacity and supported decision-making. This report attempts to provide an overview of the substantive content of several recent legislative reforms in this field. For each jurisdiction discussed, the report will…

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Kristin Booth Glen, SDM & the Human Right of Legal Capacity (2015)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD) establishes a new paradigm of supported decision-making, rather than guardianship or substituted decision-making, for people with intellectual disability (ID). Article 12 of the CRPD guarantees every person’s right to legal capacity—to make her/his own decisions and have those decisions legally recognized—and specifically requires…

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Zelda Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability, Handbook of First Steps in Implementation of SDM in Latvia (2016)

http://zelda.org.lv/wp-content/uploads/ZELDAS_bro%C5%A1%C5%ABra_EN_WEB.pdf This handbook, aimed at a broad audience from service providers to policy makers, presents a decision-making model that honors the human right and capacity for decision-making in concert with the framework of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). It describes in detail a person’s right to legal capacity…

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