The decision at first instance was upheld by the appeal court which gave the man’s family time until 7th January to consider other solutions, including the use of international funds. The Polish Ordo Iuris Institute has requested a provisional decision from the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on this matter. It emphasized that Art. 10 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities provides everyone, including the disabled, with the right to life. This provision does not value this right according to the "quality" of a person's life. In addition art. 15 of the Convention prohibits the cruel treatment of disabled people. Art. 22 affirms the right of people with disabilities to receive respect for their private and family life, as well as their honor and reputation. Art. 25 underlines the right of people with disabilities to the highest possible state of health.
Author: Michał Wyrzyk
Source: Poland Daily