UNITED NATIONS TREATY COLLECTION
STATUS AS AT : 26-09-2013 03:03:47 EDT
15 . Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
New York, 13 December 2006
Entry into force : 3 May 2008, in accordance with article 45(1).
Registration : 3 May 2008, No. 44910
Status : Signatories: 158. Parties: 136
Text : United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2515, p. 3;
Note : The above Convention was adopted on 13 December 2006 during the sixty-first session of the General Assembly by resolution A/RES/61/106.
In accordance with its article 42, the Convention shall be open for signature by all States and by regional integration organizations at United Nations Headquarters in New York as of 30 March 2007.
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification, formal confirmation or accession.)
“Australia recognizes that persons with disability enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis with others in all aspects of life. Australia declares its understanding that the Convention allows for fully supported or substituted decision-making arrangements, which provide for decisions to be made on behalf of a person, only where such arrangements are necessary, as a last resort and subject to safeguards;
Australia recognizes that every person with disability has a right to respect for his or her physical and mental integrity on an equal basis with others. Australia further declares its understanding that the Convention allows for compulsory assistance or treatment of persons, including measures taken for the treatment of mental disability, where such treatment is necessary, as a last resort and subject to safeguards;
Australia recognizes the rights of persons with disability to liberty of movement, to freedom to choose their residence and to a nationality, on an equal basis with others. Australia further declares its understanding that the Convention does not create a right for a person to enter or remain in a country of which he or she is not a national, nor impact on Australia’s health requirements for non-nationals seeking to enter or remain in Australia, where these requirements are based on legitimate, objective and reasonable criteria.”
My mother has had her human rights violated for over four years by the NSW Public Trustee & Guardian.
A conducive rehabilitation program has not been implemented.
Sandy does not have the freedom to choose where she would like to live, and believes that she is not free to leave the Nursing centre where she lives.
The NSWTG method is to take away your human rights, and chemically restrain you if you have mental illness.
My younger brother stated that Mum is undergoing a chemical lobotomy.
What a sinister outdated system, the NSW Government continues to enforce upon it’s victims!