Repression through ‘normality’: Challenges for mental health and capacity law and practice
Wednesday 3 October 2018 5:30 PM
Wednesday 3 October 2018 7:30 PM
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) exists to protect and promote the rights of disabled people, and challenges us to seriously consider what is meant by the ‘equal and non-discriminatory enjoyment of human rights for all’.
But do laws that allow for substitute decision-making arrangements, such as detention, involuntary psychiatric treatment or guardianship, on the basis of a person having a cognitive, intellectual or psychosocial disability (and/or a mental incapacity assessment), prevent the equal and non-discriminatory enjoyment of rights?
Come along and hear Professor Jill Stavert, Edinburgh Napier University’s Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law, as she considers:
Timings: Lecture begins at 17:30 followed by a reception at 18:30.