Professorial Lecture with Professor Jill Stavert

Repression through ‘normality’:  Challenges for mental health and capacity law and practice

Start date and time

Wednesday 3 October 2018 5:30 PM

to Wednesday 3 October 2018 7:30 PM

Event cost

Free

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: 

• How are the rights of persons with disabilities being addressed in Scotland? 
• What role can mental capacity assessments continue to play in the care, treatment and support of persons with mental disabilities?  
• What would and should a CRPD-compliant legal policy and practice environment look like?

Parking:
Free parking is available at our Craiglockhart Campus, however we are well-served by public transport to and from the centre of the city. In addition, there are numerous cycle paths in the area and bike storage facilities on site.

Lecture is followed by a drinks reception at 18:30

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:

  • How are the rights of persons with disabilities being addressed in Scotland?
  • What role can mental capacity assessments continue to play in the care, treatment and support of persons with mental disabilities?  
  • What would and should a CRPD-compliant legal policy and practice environment look like?

Timings: Lecture begins at 17:30 followed by a reception at 18:30.