Bulgaria to Scrap Injunction of People with Mental Disabilities
The statutes of full or partial injunction imposed on people with mental disabilities will be completely abolished, the Bulgarian government has said.
At a Wednesday cabinet meeting, it has approved draft legal changes which include measures for supported decisionmaking under the new inernational norms.
The new texts will be fully in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which Bulgaria ratified in 2012.
Despite the ratification, Bulgaria has been found guilty two times of violating human rights under the ECHR after two people placed under injunction were accommodated in special institutions against their own will.
Under the proposed legislation, specific measures for supportive decisionmaking can be demanded by the respective person's spouse, a relative, or municipal officials.
Once someone is declared supporter in decisionmaking by a respective district court will help the person with mental disabilities in his/her communication with institutions or other legal subjects and will help clarify to him/her the consequences of particular actions.
Measures for supportive decisiomaking will be ruled out on issues such as marriage, divorce, or writing a will.
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