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The Story of the First Two Nations to Pass Landmark Disability Rights Law (December 2, 2019)

Information on event held by Open Society Foundations bringing together disability rights leaders who championed passage of laws eliminating guardianship and fully recognizing the right to legal capacity of persons with disabilities in Peru in 2018 and Colombia in 2019.

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UN expert welcomes legal capacity reform in Colombia to end guardianship regime (August 29, 2019)

Article about Colombia’s elimination of guardianship. Contains statements by Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas.

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IACHR Welcomes Measures Recognizing the Legal Capacity of People with Disabilities in Peru (October 2, 2018)

Article describing law passed in Peru on September 4, 2018 recognizing that people with disabilities have full legal capacity and the concept of support and safeguards.

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National Resource Center on Supported Decision-Making

Comprehensive resource on SDM for the United States. Includes in-depth resource pages on each state’s SDM activities and legislation as well as, up-to-date news on SDM, comprehensive resource library, and stories of SDM.

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