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dc.contributor.authorBrosnan, Liz
dc.contributor.authorFlynn, Eilionóir
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-13T11:11:30Z
dc.date.available2017-06-13T11:11:30Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-15
dc.identifier.citationBrosnan, L., & Flynn, E. (2017). Freedom to negotiate: A proposal extricating ‘capacity’ from ‘consent’. International Journal of Law in Context, 13(1), 58-76. doi:10.1017/S1744552316000471en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1744-5531
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/6571
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we seek to radically reframe the legal construct of consent from a disability perspective. Drawing on feminist scholarship and human rights standards around free and informed consent', we apply a concept of freedom to negotiate to laws regulating both consent to sex and medical treatment - key areas in which the legal agency of people with disabilities (especially people with cognitive disabilities) is routinely denied, restricted or ignored. We set out the essential ingredients for reframing consent: namely, legal personhood, freedom to negotiate and understanding. We also outline conditions (i.e. coercion, undue influence and power imbalances) that impede valid consent. This represents a first attempt to move beyond labelling adults with certain disabilities as lacking the mental capacity' necessary to give valid consent - in order to explore in more depth particular expressions of consent or refusal and seek new validity criteria, beyond the label of mental incapacity'.en_IE
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dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal Of Law In Contexten
dc.subjectMental health careen_IE
dc.subjectIntellectual disabilitiesen_IE
dc.subjectDecision makingen_IE
dc.subjectSexual consenten_IE
dc.subjectPoweren_IE
dc.subjectChoiceen_IE
dc.subjectPressuresen_IE
dc.subjectCoercionen_IE
dc.subjectLeverageen_IE
dc.subjectInsighten_IE
dc.titleFreedom to negotiate: a proposal extricating 'capacity' from 'consent'en_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2017-05-23T10:35:31Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1744552316000471
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1744552316000471en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.local.contactEilionóir Flynn, School Of Law, Nui Galway. 4010 Email: eilionoir.flynn@nuigalway.ie
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