Autonomy Summer School – online and free!

The Essex Autonomy Project Summer School will now be going ahead online. Participation is now free, but places are limited, and advance registration is required.

The Summer School will take place across 5 days from 20th to 24th July 2020, with sessions running for 2 hours each day, and optional additional sessions to facilitate discussion. It will combine research updates, panel discussions, and work on case study materials.

2020 marks the tenth anniversary of the Autonomy Project. To mark the occasion, the EAP is welcoming back a number of veterans of past Autonomy Project Summer Schools to help participants to think about issues such as “Fusion Law” — the legislative approach which synthesises the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act; supported decision making – a strategy for achieving compliance with the United Nations Convention of The Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and issues of personal identity and advance directives. The Summer School will conclude with an update on the most recent EAP research findings, including a preview of findings from our pioneering study of clinical decision-making, insight, and human rights.

Confirmed speakers:

Alex Ruck Keene
39 Essex Chambers
Ben Spencer
MP (Runnymede and Weybridge)
Toshihiko Mizushima
Japan Legal Support Centre
Tania Gergel
Mental Health and Justice Project
George Szmukler
IOPPN, Kings College London
Dagmar Brosey
Cologne University of Applied Sciences

For more details, including an updated programme, and to register, please visit the summer school webpage.

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