Strengthening the Voice of Persons with Mental Health Problems in Legal Capacity Proceedings
AbstractDespite the standards set out by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), states are reluctant to put an end to substitute decision-making regimes all at once. Persons with mental health problems are particularly affected by such regimes that are instituted by independent authorities through legal capacity proceedings. In order to allow the person to express their will and preferences throughout the proceedings, the right to be heard is of primary importance for the person concerned. The objective of this paper is to review the essential support mechanisms as well as procedural accommodations for the implementation of an equal and effective right to be heard for persons with mental health problems. Fulfilling the right to be heard in legal capacity proceedings is a step towards more individualized regimes that promote the autonomy of the person. View Full-Text
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Fallon-Kund, M.; Bickenbach, J. Strengthening the Voice of Persons with Mental Health Problems in Legal Capacity Proceedings. Laws 2016, 5, 29.
Fallon-Kund M, Bickenbach J. Strengthening the Voice of Persons with Mental Health Problems in Legal Capacity Proceedings. Laws. 2016; 5(3):29.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fallon-Kund, Marie; Bickenbach, Jerome. 2016. "Strengthening the Voice of Persons with Mental Health Problems in Legal Capacity Proceedings." Laws 5, no. 3: 29.
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