Mexico

Mexican Man With Asperger's Syndrome Wins Right To Make Choices Without Parental Consent

Argued the the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was violated

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A 25-year-old Mexican with the autistic condition Asperger's has won the right to make key decisions about his life without parental consent.

The Supreme Court ruled in favour of Ricardo Adair by four votes to one.

Mr Adair said that Mexican legislation violated the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

It banned him from doing simple tasks by himself, such as applying for a passport, because of his condition.