Revisiting 'capacity' in light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Together with the Centre for Medical Humanities (Durham University) and the Mental Disabilities Advocacy Center (MDAC), the Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health has organised two workshops to address some of the conceptual and policy challenges in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The workshops are bringing together philosophers, social scientists, policy analysts, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, service users, medical humanities and legal scholars, human rights activists and other stakeholders to address these challenges, and to assist MDAC with formulating its organisational advocacy stance on the right to legal capacity and on involuntary psychiatric detainment and treatment. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Centre for Medical Humanities through their Wellcome Trust Strategic Grant, and a Wellcome Trust Fellowship in Biomedical Ethics held in the Department of Philosophy at University College London [094910].