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Convention: CRPD is basis for court to order legal rights for woman with learning difficulties

Posted 17/11-10 at 16.26

The District Court in a Czech town Cheb ordered full restoration of legal-capacity of a woman with learning difficulties so that she could live independently.

It is the first time that a Czech court based its decision on the concept of supported decision-making, using the authority of Article 12 of the UN Convention which says that "states shall recognize that persons with disabilities enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis with others in all aspects of life."

As can happen in the Czech Republic, the district attorney appealed against the decision, thus preventing it from entering into legal force. However, this case demonstrated that courts in the Czech Republic can base their rulings on the UN Convention and thus help disabled people to live free and independent lives.




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