In 2014, The United Nation’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities published an official General Comment on the UNCRPD. This says that all legal rules that rely on the concept of mental incapacity deny people with disabilities ‘equal recognition before the law’, and are discriminatory. To avoid this breach of human rights, said the Committee, all legal regimes that involve the appointment of substitute decision-makers – to act for people said to lack capacity – must be abolished. In this paper, I will contest these unhelpful claims.
Presenter: John Dawson
|Date||Monday, 12 October 2015|
|Time||1:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Event Category||Health Sciences|
|Location||Bioethics Seminar Room, Level one, 71 Frederick Street (entry on Frederick Street). Dunedin. Also video linked: To secure the booking for this seminar video link in Christchurch and Wellington, please register your name for attendance: Wellington School of Medicine Room D31 Contact: Videoconferencing University of Otago Wellington firstname.lastname@example.org . University of Otago Christchurch Room 7.11 Contact: Dean Pester: email@example.com. Please note: if there is no registration (for northern campuses) by the Thursday prior to the advertised seminar, the booking for that campus venue will be cancelled. Dunedin attendees do not need to register.|
|Contact Name||Bioethics Centre|
|Contact Phone||64 3 471 6120|