General comment No. 1 (Article 12: Equal recognition before the law)
24 June 2021
General Comment No. 1 of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities clarifies States parties’ general obligations under Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to ensure equal recognition before the law. The document elaborates on the human rights framework that requires to shift from substitute decision-making in favour of supported decision-making, in which persons with disabilities enjoy full recognition and equality under the law and can exercise their legal capacity to make fundamental decisions about their own lives. The Ukrainian translation of the document uploaded here was prepared by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine and follows the terminology in the English version of the Convention.