The article explores the recent history of guardianship in international law, culminating in the CRPD, and developments that have occurred both in the U.S. and abroad “as a result of international diplomacy and discourse.”
This 2019 report, discusses legal reforms undertaken by states from around the world in the area of legal capacity and supported decision-making, including legislative history, and emphasizing relevant local change-makers that played active roles in the reform process.
This article describes Israel’s adoption of SDM legislation, and includes a mother’s experience with a the Bizchut Supported Decision-Making pilot
Co-authored by SDMNY Advisory Council member Arlene Kanter, this article recounts advocacy efforts in Israel to implement the CRPD Article 12 right to legal capacity through the use of SDM, and describes other efforts to implement the CRPD around the world.
The article considers how the human right of legal capacity, specifically for persons with disabilities, can be incorporated into legal discourse and practice in the United States. Drawing on efforts in Canada, Europe, Africa, and Australia it looks at the ways in which legal capacity and the corresponding practice of supported decision-making (SDM) have been introduced and promoted through legislative reform and pilot projects, concluding with some observations about what it will take to bring this critical human right “home.”
This report, by Bizchut, a human rights/disability rights organization in Israel describes the supported decision-making model it developed over the course of its 2014-2015 pilot program that ultimately led to SDM legislation.