Country thematic reports on the fundamental rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems

December
2009
These national thematic studies constitute the background information drawn on by FRA in order to compile its comparative report of the study "Fundamental rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems". The study covers all relevant aspects of the anti-discrimination and equality framework. In particular it focuses on the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) into national law in EU Member States.
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  • International
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  • Austria
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  • Belgium
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  • Bulgaria
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  • Cyprus
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  • Czech Republic
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  • Denmark
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  • Estonia
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  • Finland
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  • France
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  • Germany
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  • Greece
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  • Hungary
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  • Ireland
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  • Italy
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  • Latvia
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  • Lithuania
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  • Luxembourg
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  • Malta
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  • Netherlands
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  • Poland
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  • Portugal
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  • Romania
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  • Slovakia
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  • Slovenia
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  • Spain
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  • Sweden
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  • United Kingdom
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The study also looks at the protection of specific fundamental rights, such as the right to life, freedom from torture, the right to privacy and right to family life, and the right to liberty and security, and a fair trial. Finally, the issues of involuntary placement and involuntary treatment as well as competence, capacity and guardianship are at the core of the legal data collection. The data was collected by FRA's network of legal experts (FRALEX) in 2009.

Disclaimer: The national thematic studies were commissioned as background material for comparative reports published in the context of the project on the Fundamental rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The views expressed in the national thematic studies do not necessarily reflect the views or the official position of the FRA. These studies are made publicly available for information purposes only and do not constitute legal advice or legal opinion. They have not been edited.