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dc.contributor.authorCallus, Anne-Marie-
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-21T06:38:36Z-
dc.date.available2020-08-21T06:38:36Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationCallus, A. M. (2018). Removing obstacles to equal recognition for persons with intellectual disability: taking exception to the way things are. Alter: European Journal of Disability Research. 12 (3), 153-165. DOI: 10.1016/j.alter.2018.03.001.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn10.1016/j.alter.2018.03.001-
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/59679-
dc.description.abstractArticle 12 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities challenges the misconception that persons with intellectual disability, among others, are not capable to take decisions for them- selves. This paper first considers the right to equal recognition before the law within the light of the General Comment on Article 12 issued by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which emphasises the need to move away completely from substitute decision-making and to promote supported decision- making. The importance of Article 12 within the context of the Convention as a whole is also considered, together with the limited extent to which supported decision-making has been implemented. The paper argues that, with the exception of some jurisdictions, substitute decision-making is still seen as the best way to respond to the support needs of people with intellectual disability. While there are plenty of examples of supported decision-making practices being used in the daily lives of people with intellectual disability, these remain the exception. Crucially, decisions made in this way are not legally valid. What is needed therefore is a recognition that different people can take decisions using different methods, with or without support, and for these methods to become legally recognised.en_GB
dc.description.abstractL’article 12 de la Convention relative aux droits des personnes handicapées conteste l’idée fausse selon laquelle les personnes ayant un handicap mental, entre autres, ne sont pas capables de prendre des décisions pour elles-mêmes. Tout d’abord, cet article propose d’étudier le droit à une reconnaissance juridique égale dans le cadre de l’Observation générale sur l’article 12 publiée par le Comité des Droits des Personnes Handicapées. Celui-ci souligne la nécessité de renoncer aux dispositifs de décisions substitutives et de promouvoir des dispositifs d’aide à la décision. L’importance de l’article 12 dans le contexte de la Convention dans son ensemble est également analysée au regard de la mise en œuvre limitée des mesures d’aide à la décision. L’article montre que, à l’exception de certaines juridictions, la prise de décisions substitutives est toujours considérée comme la meilleure fac ̧on de répondre aux besoins de soutien des personnes ayant un handicap mental. Bien qu’il existe de nombreux exemples montrant que des pratiques d’aide à la décision sont utilisées dans la vie quotidienne des personnes ayant un handicap mental, ces pratiques restent l’exception. Fondamentalement, les décisions prises de cette manière ne sont pas juridiquement valables. Il apparaît donc néces- saire de reconnaître que différentes personnes peuvent prendre des décisions en utilisant différentes méthodes, avec ou sans soutien, de telle sorte que celles-ci deviennent légalement reconnues.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherElsevier Massonen_GB
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_GB
dc.subjectChildren with mental disabilitiesen_GB
dc.subjectStudents with disabilitiesen_GB
dc.subjectHuman rightsen_GB
dc.subjectPeople with mental disabilities -- Abuse ofen_GB
dc.subjectChildren with mental disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc.en_GB
dc.subjectConvention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol (2007)en_GB
dc.subjectPeople with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc.en_GB
dc.titleRemoving obstacles to equal recognition for persons with intellectual disability : taking exception to the way things areen_GB
dc.title.alternativeSupprimer les obstacles à la reconnaissance égale pour les personnes ayant un handicap mental : n’être pas d’accord avec le statu quoen_GB
dc.typearticleen_GB
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dc.description.reviewedpeer-revieweden_GB
dc.publication.titleAlter: European Journal of Disability Researchen_GB
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