Friday, 12 October 2007
In a similar case that went to the Supreme Court of Canada. The mother of a young woman sought to have her daughter sterilized. The mother lost the case at the Supreme Court in a precedent setting case the court found that: “Sterilization should never be authorized for non‑therapeutic purposes under the parents patriae jurisdiction. In the absence of the affected person's consent, it can never be safely determined that it is for the benefit of that person. The grave intrusion on a person's rights and the ensuing physical damage outweigh the highly questionable advantages that can result from it. The court, therefore, lacks jurisdiction in such a case.” E. (Mrs.) v. Eve,  2 S.C.R. 388Date:October 23, 1986
What are your views on this subject?
Monday, 25 June 2007
El concepto de educación inclusiva continuamente es el tema de discusiones recientes. La mayoría de los grupos, incluyendo: agencies internacionales de desarrollo (tanto gubernamentales como no gubernamentales); organizaciones educacionales y escuelas; profesionales de la educación; grupos de padres; y las personas más afectadas por las decisiones, las personas con discapacidad, han discutido el concepto de manera exhaustiva. Sin embargo, no ha sido posible establecer una opinión de consenso alrededor de la mejor definición para la educación inclusiva. Consecuentemente, es difícil saber cómo implementar este concepto y hacerlo realidad para miles de niños alrededor del mundo.
Tanto en la pagina web de Inclusion Internacional como en la nueva pagina sobre EI encontraras informacion y recursos que apoyan la educacion inclusiva. Nos gustaria que contribuyeras con tu opinion y tus historias sobre este tema aqui. Gracias.
Tuesday, 1 May 2007
Five people with severe disabilities petitioned the High Court of Justice this week demanding the right to live in an apartment provided to handicapped people.
Monday, 2 April 2007
Inclusion International celebrates as 81 States sign the Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities
Click here to read 'Self- Advocay says welcome', by Robert Martin
As countries begin the process of ratifying the Convention and developing plans for implementation, Inclusion International encourages its members to ensure that the voices of people with intellectual disabilities are heard. It is important that governments understand that this is Our Convention Too! Without a strong effort to demonstrate why and how this Convention is important to people with intellectual disabilities and their families, there is a risk that it will be interpreted by governments in very limited ways and that measures to address the systemic exclusion faced my our members will not be developed.
We would like to encourage our members to share their experiences of the ratification and implementation processes in their countries by posting their comments on:
Has your organisation been consulted in the governments’ plans for ratification?
Are there outstanding issues that countries must address in order to ratify?
How are people with intellectual disabilities and families being included in the implementation plans?
Friday, 23 March 2007
Inclusion International members have many good examples of successful models of supported decision making. Governments and advocates are looking for practical knowledge and experiences in supported decision making: Share your stories and experiences here.
What models of supported decision making have you been involved in?
Are these models recognized in law or legislation?
What have been the challenges in supported decision-making practices?
Article 19 of the Convention recognizes the equal right of persons with disabilities to live in the community. The article is important to people with intellectual disabilities because it recognizes their right to choose where and with whom they live and it gives governments responsibility for providing supports to live in the community.
For many governments this obligation in the Convention will require that they develop plans for deinstitutionalizing people who are excluded from their communities and it will require the development of community capacity to support people to live in the community. Both the process of deinstitutionalization and the process of developing community supports are areas where our members will be called on to provide advice and assistance.
Share your stories about closing institutions and strategies for community inclusion here!!
Article 7 of the Convention states parties shall take all necessary measures to ensure the full enjoyment by children with disabilities of all human rights and fundamental freedoms on an equal basis with other children. In all actions concerning children with disabilities the best interest of the child shall be a primary consideration.
States Parties shall ensure that children with disabilities have the right to express their views freely on all matters affecting them, their views being given due weight in accordance with their age and maturity, on an equal basis with other children, and to be provided with disability and age-appropriate assistance to realize that right.
Inclusion International demands that children with intellectual disabilities be recognised as having the same rights as all other children and that they should receive the supports they require to realize those rights.