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New EAP Report on CRPD Compliance and Capacity/Incapacity Legislation in the Three UK Jurisdictions

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The Essex Autonomy Project has released a report on CRPD Compliance and Capacity/Incapacity Legislation in the Three UK Jurisdictions.

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AHRC Human Rights Timeline featuring the EAP

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The Essex Autonomy Project features on a timeline created by the AHRC to showcase researech which has had an impact on human rights related policymaking.

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Essex Autonomy Project ‘highly commended’ by Times Higher

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The Essex Autonomy Project has been 'highly commended' in the Times Higher Education Awards.

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Essex Autonomy Project shortlisted for Times Higher Education Award

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The Essex Autonomy Project has been shortlisted in the Research Project of the Year category of the Times Higher Education Awards.

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New AHRC and ESRC funded project investigating UK compliance with the UNCRPD

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The Essex Autonomy Project has been commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council to provide technical research support to UK government bodies in preparation for the upcoming UN review of UK compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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EAP gives evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly

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Wayne Martin was invited was to give evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly, Ad hoc Joint Committee on the Mental Capacity Bill.

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Achieving UNCRPD Compliance

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The Essex Autonomy Project has completed a six month project looking at whether the MCA is compliant with the UNCRPD. The project has produced a report for the Ministry of Justice on the issues surrounding compliance.

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EAP response to UNCRPD Draft General Comment

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The Essex Autonomy Project has submitted a response to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities following their call for comments on the draft general comment on Article 12 of the UNCRPD.

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EAP awarded new AHRC grant

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The Essex Autonomy Project has been awarded a follow-on-funding grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to continue our public policy work. The award is specifically to look further at whether the MCA is compliant with the UNCRPD and will be used to host a series of public policy meetings with key stakeholders and a one-day conference on the issue.

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Applications are open for the 2014 Autonomy Summer School

Apply on-line for a place at the 2014 Autonomy Summer School: a three-day training course aimed at frontline professionals and researchers who face issues surrounding autonomy and mental capacity in the fields of medicine and psychiatry, social care, policing and law.

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