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Justice, Rights and Inclusion for People with Intellectual Disability

Inclusion Europe (2007)

Tipologia documento

Other Documents (Article, presentation, toolkit, code of practice, …)

Editore

Inclusion Europe

Città

Brussels

Formato

PDF

Pagine

35

Lingua

EN

Abstract / Indice dei contenuti

1. Introduction

2. Legal Capacity and Guardianship

2.1 Country Reports

Spain: Guardianship for protection and participation

Sweden: System of guardianship with a strong role for municipalities

Poland: Traditional guardianship laws with shortcomings in practice

Germany: Successful reform under pressure because of high public costs

France: System of three measures for legal protection

Belgium: Important role of the concept of extended minority

The Netherlands: Variety of legal measures with need for improvement in practice

Ireland: Intensive lobbying for modern guardianship legislation

Slovenia: Improvement of individual rights is on the agenda

2.2 Conclusions

3. The Right to Services and Support

3.1 Country Reports

Spain: Users cannot choose services according to their quality

Sweden: The social welfare system

Poland: Disabled people cannot afford services

Germany: Many laws impair coordination of services

France: “Unique desks” should ensure coordination of services

Belgium: Bad regional distribution of services limits choices

The Netherlands: Personal budgets can leave disabled people in a weak position

Slovenia: More services, more providers, more choices

3.2 Conclusions

4. Access to Rights and Justice

4.1 Country Reports

Spain: Many people with intellectual disability are found in jails

Sweden: Lack of training and awareness of legal professionals

Poland: Pressure for legal incapacitation of disabled people

Germany: New laws allow NGOs to represent disabled people in court

France: Juridical assistance improves access to rights and justice

Belgium: Very few documents and procedures are accessible

The Netherlands: Without assistance the access to justice is very limited

Slovenia: Participation of NGOs and families is very important

4.2 Conclusions

5. Conclusions and Recommendations

Literature

Soggetto

Uguaglianza e non-discriminazione

Organizzazione che ha prodotto il documento

ONG - Società civile

Ultimo aggiornamento

1/4/2010