Thursday, 8 March 2012

Looking globally, legislating locally: the Irish legal capacity bill

Amnesty International Ireland and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUI Galway, are jointly hosting a seminar exploring how Ireland can learn from other jurisdictions on legislating for legal capacity. This seminar will examine practical and technical legislative solutions to ensure that Ireland can comply with its obligations under international human rights law, most specifically Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Time: 10.30am to 1.30 pm
Date: Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Where: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2.

•Lana Kerzner (Canadian lawyer specialising in disability law and policy): The Canadian perspective on legal capacity law and supported-decision making
•Anna Nilsson (European expert on legal capacity): Supported decision-making and the Swedish Personal Ombudsman System
•Genevra Richardson (Professor of Law Kings College London): Reflections on legal capacity law in England and Wales and the interface between legal capacity law and mental health law

The seminar will also hear from Irish professionals and experts by experience.

Please note that places are limited so early registration is advised. Please RSVP by Friday 30 March 2012 to or telephone 01 8638313.

The venue is fully accessible. Please notify us of any accessibility requirements.
•Read more about the seminar held on 30 November 2011, Getting it right: Capacity legislation and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
•Read Amnesty International's submission on the new capacity legislation to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice and Equality.

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