CRPD/C/22/D/18/2013 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Distr.: General 17 October 2019 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. 18/2013*, ** Communication submitted by: Manuway (Kerry) Doolan (represented by counsel, Phillip French and Mark Patrick, Australian Centre for Disability Law) Alleged victim: The author State party: Australia Date of communication: 19 September 2013 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 70 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 22 November 2013 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 30 August 2019 Subject matters: Institutionalization of person with intellectual and psychosocial impairment; right to enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis with others Procedural issue: Exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Access to court; intellectual and psychosocial disability; exercise of legal capacity; deprivation of liberty; discrimination on the ground of disability; restrictions of rights Articles of the Convention: 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 25, 26 and 28 Article of the Optional Protocol: 2 1. The author of the communication is Manuway (Kerry) Doolan, an Aboriginal national of Australia, born on 12 March 1989. He claims to be a victim of violations by the State party of articles 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 25, 26 and 28 of the Convention. The Optional * Adopted by the Committee at its twenty-second session (26 August–20 September 2019). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Ahmad Alsaif, Martin Mwesigwa Babu, Monthian Buntan, Imed Eddine Chaker, Amalia Eva Gamio Ríos, Jun Ishikawa, Samuel Njuguna Kabue, Kim Mi Yeon, László Gábor Lovászy, Robert George Martin, Dmitry Rebrov, Jonas Ruskus, Markus Schefer and Risnawati Utami. Pursuant to rule 60 (1) (c) of the Committee’s rules of procedure, Rosemary Kayess did not participate in the examination of the present communication. GE.19-17994(E) 

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