In order to change the law we need to first see where current laws are going wrong. EU-PERSON is extremely pleased to announce country reports which bring us one step closer to achieving the right to legal capacity on an equal basis for people with disabilities in the Balkans and Turkey.

Each EU-PERSON partner organisation has prepared a report on legal capacity laws within its own country. The reports are available regarding Kosovo, Serbia, Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. Each report provides a detailed ‘map’ of how legal systems restrict the legal capacity of people with disabilities. These include statistics of those facing legal capacity restrictions and an indication as to which specific laws deny the legal capacity of persons disability on an unequal basis. The reports also detail current campaigns by governments and civil society organisations to reform law and policy to comply with Article 12 of the CRPD. These resources add to an increasing body of research and advocacy conducted by the EU-PERSON project which provide resources for implementing Article 12 of the CRPD in practice.

We would like to congratulate and thank the individual researchers who made these reports possible, and commend their contribution to global legal capacity reform efforts.

Any queries regarding the reports should be directed to Dr. Eilionóir Flynn, the Deputy Director of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy. Email: eu.person@nuigalway.ie

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