Last week, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom decided in two important cases about the right to liberty of people with disabilities, heavily drawing on case-law from the European Court of Human Rights taken by MDAC. The facts of the cases are summarised in the court’s press release here.

Oliver Lewis | MDAC
Oliver Lewis is the Executive Director of the Mental Disability Advocacy Center, having served as its Legal Director from the organisation’s inception in 2002 until 2006.
Oliver is an experienced human rights advocate, and has overseen winning advocacy strategies that have held both international bodies and national governments account for the human rights commitments they have made.


How can strategic litigation play a role
in nudging States towards legal capacity utopia?

A preliminary ideas paper for discussion on 13 November 2009 at the seminar on disability litigation in Washington DC, organised by the Mental Disability Rights International, the Open Society Institute and the American University. (PDF 25 pages)

E-mail sent to Oliver Lewis: Guardianship Abuses: Sep 20, 2014
Dear Mr. Lewis,
I have read your 2009 Strategic Litigation paper on the legal aspects of guardianship and many other papers prepared by you which cover the many issues of concern exceedingly well.
It is now some 5 years since your Strategic Paper was submitted for consideration yet human rights abuses by Guadianship Tribunals and the Public Trustee & Guardian are still alive and well, if not, flourishing. (PDF 5 pages)