CRPD/C/16/D/7/2012 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Distr.: General 10 October 2016 Original: English Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 of the , Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 7/2012  Communication submitted by: Marlon James Noble (represented by counsel, Phillip French) Alleged victim: The author State party: Australia Date of communication: 12 April 2012 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 70 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 9 August 2012 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 2 September 2016 Subject matter: Right to enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis with others Procedural issues: Admissibility ratione temporis, exhaustion of domestic remedies, victim status Substantive issues: Access to court, mental and intellectual disability, exercise of legal capacity, deprivation of liberty, discrimination on the ground of disability, restrictions of rights Articles of the Convention: 5 (1), 12, 13, 14 (1) (b), 14 (2) and 15 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 1 and 2  Adopted by the Committee at its sixteenth session (15 August-2 September 2016).  The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Mohammed Al-Tarawneh, Danlami Umaru Basharu, Monthian Buntan, María Soledad Cisternas Reyes, Theresia Degener, Diane Kingston, Stig Langvad, László Gábor Lovászy, Martin Babu Mwesigwa, Carlos Alberto Parra Dussan, Safak Pavey, Ana Peláez Narváez, Coomaravel Pyaneandee, Silvia Judith Quan-Chang, Jonas Ruskus, Damjan Tatić and You Liang. An individual opinion by Committee member Damjan Tatić is annexed to the present Views. GE.16-17471(E) 

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