Legal Regulations Relating to the Passive and Active Legal Capacity of Persons With Intellectual and Psychological Disabilities

Defines "intellectual disability," and examines the legal status of people with IDs under Hungarian law from both a historical and modern perspective. Discusses changes in modern civil law that affect passive and active legal capacity. Reports Hungary's level of success in implementing Article 12 of the CRPD.

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István Hoffman and György Könczei

Publication Date: 
2010
Publisher: 
Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review
Citation: 
István Hoffman and György Könczei, Legal Regulations Relating to the Passive and Active Legal Capacity of Persons With Intellectual and Psychological Disabilities in Light of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Impending Reform on the Hungarian Civil Code, 33 Loy. L.A. Int'l & Comp. L Rev. 143 (2010).
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