Medicalisation and participation in legal capacity determinations in Chile

Pablo Marshall, Guillermo Jiménez

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This paper provides an examination of the process used by ordinary courts in Chile when making legal capacity determinations. It provides an up-to-date account of various aspects of law and procedure related to legal capacity in this jurisdiction. Also, by drawing on semi-structured interviews with judges, this paper examines judicial understandings of legal capacity decision-making focusing on problems related to the medicalisation of mental disability and the participation of persons with disabilities in legal capacity procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101735
JournalInternational Journal of Law and Psychiatry
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Chile
  • Legal capacity
  • Medicalisation
  • Mental disability
  • Participation


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