Eleanor Roosevelt, 1958

'Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person... Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.' Eleanor Roosevelt, 1958

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Monday, 4 November 2013

Responses to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Just a quick one to alert you to some interesting responses to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 call for evidence.

The Law Society have submitted their evidence (that link is hosted by MHLO), and while you're reading that you might also want to take a peek at their warning on the latest issue to arise under the DoLS - a new problem with legal aid has cropped up.

If you're interested in the issues around the compatibility of Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the MCA, then you might want to take a look at the interesting evidence submitted by the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre  and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway.

Since the Parliamentary recess ended, the Select Committee has been up and running and hearing oral evidence again, including evidence from social work bodies as well as the British Institute from Human Rights, SCIE and those involved in the implementation of the MCA, bodies representing medical practitioners, regulatory bodies and - tomorrow - will hear from representatives of NHS England, Healthwatch England and the National Care Association.  The Committee will report in February 2014.

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