Recognising legal capacity: commentary and analysis of Article 12 CRPD
de Bhailís, Clíona
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de Bhailís, Clíona, & Flynn, Eilionóir. (2017). Recognising legal capacity: commentary and analysis of Article 12 CRPD. International Journal of Law in Context, 13(1), 6-21. doi: 10.1017/S174455231600046X
This paper aims to summarise the current understanding and literature around Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It provides a brief history of the key terms associated with the right to equal recognition before the law and encompasses both academic writing in this area and General Comment No. 1 from the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The content is intended to provide readers of this Special Issue with a general understanding of developments surrounding Article 12 so they can fully engage with the other papers within this Special Issue and with the content of the Voices of Individuals: Collectively Exploring Self-determination (VOICES) project as a whole.