Legal Capacity of Persons with Disabilities

Monday, March 26, 2018 to Tuesday, March 27, 2018 ERA Conference Centre Metzer Allee 4 54295 Trier Germany

Seminar for legal practitioners

Languages: English, French (simultaneous interpretation)


This training will give the participants an in-depth and concrete insight into the right to equal recognition before the law under Article 12 of the UNCRPD and the UNCRPD Committee’s General Comment no. 1, as well as the safeguards and standards it entails.
Legal capacity affects all aspects of the life of persons with disabilities and there is a need for better understanding of the obligations of States Parties to ensure supported decision-making for all persons with disabilities and how this can be organised at national and local level effectively and with legal guarantees.

Key topics

  • Access to justice
  • Right to political participation
  • Family life
  • Right to liberty and security
  • Supported decision-making

Who should attend?

This training will be relevant, in particular, for lawyers and NGOs with a legal team representing clients in domestic incapacitation proceedings. It will also be useful to academics and trainers in the field of liberty and security of the person.


Please fill in the online application form.