Article about Colombia’s elimination of guardianship. Contains statements by Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas.
Article describing victory in Mexico supreme court finding guardianship is unconstitutional and in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
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.
This 2015 law review article explains supported decision-making in the context of international human rights laws, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities.
Citation: Kristin Booth Glen (2015) Supported Decision-Making and the Human Right of Legal Capacity. Inclusion: March 2015, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 2-16
Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) contains language establishing that people with disabilities have legal capacity equal to others and that signatories have an obligation to provide support to people with disabilities required so that they can exercise that capacity.
The general website on the United Nations CRPD can be found here.
This law review article by Professor Robert D. Dinerstein discusses how supported decision-making will be defined and implemented in light of the language of Article 12 of the United Nations United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It also provides an overview of guardianship and its alternatives.