Protection of Mentally Handicapped Persons: Belgian Law Follows the General International Trend

European Review of Private Law 1994, p. 1-30

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Alain Laurent Verbeke

KU Leuven - Faculty of Law; Harvard Law School; KU Leuven - Faculty of Psychology; Tilburg Law School; Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law; Greenille Private Client Team @ Deloitte Legal - Lawyers

Date Written: January 3, 1994

Abstract

This article focuses on two Belgian Laws (issued in 1990 and 1991) regarding the protection of mentally handicapped persons. My conclusion is that these laws provide us with answers to the diverse situations in which the mentally handicapped require protection and assistance in the management of their finances. It is regrettable though that the Belgian legislature has not taken the chance to in

Keywords: mentally handicapped persons, Belgian law, human rights, European Court on Human Rights, involuntary placement, patient, hospitalization, provisional administrator

JEL Classification: K11, K12, K32

Suggested Citation

Verbeke, Alain Laurent P. G., Protection of Mentally Handicapped Persons: Belgian Law Follows the General International Trend (January 3, 1994). European Review of Private Law 1994, p. 1-30. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2305534

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