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Do you think people with disabilities should have the right to make their own decisions about their lives? Would you accept it if someone removed your right to decide where and with whom to live, or what healthcare treatment to have, or whether you could vote or get married? Do you believe this is the human rights issue of our time?

If so, it’s time to act. It’s time to ask governments, service providers, families and civil society organisations to work together to ensure that people with disabilities have the support they want to make choices about how to live their lives.

Our campaign has three goals:

  • To share personal experiences of people who have fought for their right to exercise legal capacity
  • To highlight good practice examples of how people can be supported to exercise legal capacity
  • To bring together people who will work to change the law and policy on legal capacity


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Change is needed, and change needs the proactive involvement of all of us.

If you are interested – whether as an individual or as a representative of an organisation or service – please sign our Declaration and see our list of ideas on how you can get involved.






This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of PERSON (Partnership to Ensure Reforms of Supports in Other Nations) and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.