The Essex Autonomy Project examination of UK compliance with the CRPD with which I am involved is holding what promises to be a fascinating (free) side event to the 15th Session of the meeting of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva on 31 March 2016. The panellists will be: Colin Caughey, Northern Ireland […]
Monthly archives for February, 2016
Following feedback that the procedure being adopted to ensure that parties were anonymised was perhaps a little too over-zealous, new guidance has been issued. If further issues such as these are identified, the guidance accompanying the pilot will no doubt be subject to further amendment in due course as all those involved continue to find […]
I cannot quite believe that it is now 2 years since I set up this website, and I thought that it might be revealing to provide an entirely unscientific snapshot of what has most bothered readers since its launch [nb, please note this data is entirely anonymised by WordPress so I do not know precisely who has […]
The excellent VOICES project at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the NUI Galway is a really important project in the ‘operationalisation’ of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (and to that end, I’m delighted to be on the project’s Steering Group). Under the direction of Dr Eilionóir Flynn, the project’s aim is to explore the […]
A report has just been published by the Public Policy Institute for Wales for the Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services on how to increase the understanding and uptake of ADRTs in Wales. Written by Professors Jenny and Celia Kitzinger, it identifies barriers to the uptake of ADRTs including: misunderstanding about what is involved; scepticism […]
My admirable Chambers colleague Tor Butler-Cole has prepared an unofficial annotated version of the Transparency Pilot order to assist explaining the procedure and the effect of the order to non-lawyers. You can find it here.
At its meeting on 25 January 2016, the Ad Hoc Joint Committee to Consider the Mental Capacity Bill agreed to publish its Report on the Bill which can be found here. I reproduce below the executive summary, but it makes fascinating (if relatively lengthy) reading for anyone wanting to see how an ‘MCA 1.5’ might […]