A joint committee on human rights report has concluded that the
implementation of the draft Mental Incapacity Bill would not be a
breach of human rights legislation.
The draft bill, published in June, would put in place a new
regime for respecting decisions made by people who have capacity to
make them, and for making decisions on behalf of those who do
“The safeguards built into the draft bill are sufficient
to ensure that there is no significant risk of the implementation
of the draft bill leading to an incompatibility with any of
them,” the report said.