Joint Submission To The CRPD On The Draft General Comment On Article 12 Of The Convention – Equal Recognition Before The Law

February 2014

This PWDA/ACDL/AHRCenter submission provides input to the 2014 consultation on Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities to explain how in its (then) current form, the General Comment did not adequately clarify how and why the capacity to act of all people with disability is non-derogable, or explain why the concept of ‘unsound mind’ can no longer be substantiated as a basis for limiting the capacity to act in the interpretation of international human rights law.

PWDA submission – PDF or Word document