[Events] Petition for New Disability Legislation

Gabriella.Hanrahan Gabriella.Hanrahan at staffmail.ul.ie
Wed Feb 24 14:12:28 GMT 2010




Below is a petition that Inclusion Ireland are running until March 30th
- the 3rd anniversary of Ireland signing the UN Convention on teh rights
of people with disabilities. 

Ireland has yet to ratify this convention despite a raft of European
counterparts having done so. 

One of the largest barriers is Ireland's Ward of Court system - stemming
from the 1871 Luncay Act. Besides this piece of legisaltion - the
opposite of a human rights / social model - Ireland has no capacity

In September 2008 a scheme was introduced by Dermot Ahern - but to date
no bill let alone an act. 

If subscribers could sign the petition the support would be gratefully
received. If any posters had any questions or ideas on this topic please
post here or PM me.


Please forward this on to anyone who may be interested, the more
signature the stronger the message 

Easy to read text http://www.inclusionireland.ie/signup_easytoread.asp





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