Edinburgh Napier University Stakeholder Event

Edinburgh Napier University Stakeholder Event

Start date and time

Thursday 9 May 2019 6:00 PM

to Thursday 9 May 2019 7:00 PM

Event cost


The University is holding a stakeholder meeting hosted by our Chair of University Court, The Very Revd Dr Graham Forbes CBE, where there will be an opportunity to find out about the University’s performance, key activities and plans for the future. 

Light refreshments will be available.


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.

This event is free to attend

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.