Cross-border protection of adults with cognitive disabilities in Italy and Spain

22 Feb 2021

Locandina del webinar su The Rights of Persons with Cognitive Disabilities in Cross-border Situations

On Monday 22 February 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m., an online meeting in English will take place on the topic “The fundamental rights of persons with cognitive disabilities in cross-border situations. It is time for Italy and Spain to accede to the Hague Convention on Adults“.

The webinar, organised by the Institute of International Studies of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan, is included in the training activities of the project EJNita – Building Bridges, will deal with the cross-border protection of vulnerable adults in view of the ratification of the Hague Convention of 2000 by Italy and Spain.

This is the presentation of the event:

The Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults is currently in force for thirteen States. As the Hague Conference on Private International Law prepares to host a Special Commission to review the practical operation of the Convention, scheduled for 2022, other States – including Italy and Spain – are considering ratification.

   The purpose of the webinar is to refer to the domestic rules of private international law governing the protection of adults in Spain and Italy, and to explore the benefits that accession to the Convention would bring in the two countries for affected adults, authorities and legal practitioners, including notaries.

   In carrying out this exercise, particular account will be taken of the experience of Portugal, which became a party to the Convention in 2018.

   The organisers also seek to gather the views of stakeholders, in particular human rights organisations with a particular focus on the rights of persons with cognitive disabilities, on issues relating to the protection of those rights in cross-border situations, and the role that the Convention can play in enhancing such protection.


The programme of the meeting is available here.


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