Project title: Towards the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities
Duration: March 1 – October 31, 2019
Donor: Embassy of the Czech Republic
Project value: EUR 15,000.00
Legal capacity is a basic precondition for exercising other rights, and deprivation of legal capacity brings with it huge consequences for the daily life and freedom of persons with disabilities. Deprivation of legal capacity practically leads to “civil death” and deprives a person of basic human rights, which endangers his autonomy. Complete deprivation of legal capacity completely excludes any possibility of deciding and disposing of one’s rights.
The project aims to improve the position of persons with disabilities and persons deprived of legal capacity through a program of free legal aid in the form of providing legal advice and direct support for representation in court. The project also envisages providing support to civil society organizations in capacity building in this area. The project will directly empower CSOs to provide better assistance to this vulnerable group while promoting the principles of equality and non-discrimination. One of the goals that the project wants to achieve is to empower people with disabilities in the form of developing the ability to actively participate in processes that affect the status of their business ability.
The project will include a legal analysis, based on a study of court practice of deprivation of legal capacity and the court’s obligation to review whether there are reasons for its deprivation, which is provided by the amendments to the Law on Non-Contentious Proceedings from 2014.