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Article 12 is a key article in the United
Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
(UNCRPD) which has been signed and ratified by the UK & the EU
and may give an answer.
Article 12 Equal Recognition before the law
states the following:
Supported decision making enables Article 12
to be implemented, whilst in my view shared decision making does
not. This is because shared decision making assumes a level playing
field in all decision making and this is not the case in most
mental health services.
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