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I decide, therefore I am - the new human rights paradigm for persons with disabilities
14 Jun 2017 -  CRPD Article 12 implementation - realizing the right to legal capacity of persons with disabilities.
Event objectives: Highlighting Article 12 as the core of the UNCRPD and a tool for achieving the paradigm shift in reality: legal capacity is crucial for the enjoyment of all other human rights; therefore, recognizing the autonomy and legal capacity of persons with disabilities will ensure equal access to services and the enjoyment of all human rights on an equal basis with others. Changing attitudes and raising public awareness by presenting the evidence based results of pilot projects: supported decision making as an alternative to guardianship.
Side event organized by the Permanent Mission of Bulgaria during the 10th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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