When we talk about 'human rights', we mean the things that every person should have, regardless of background, where we live, what we look like, what we think or what we believe.

Human Rights are about:

  • being treated fairly
  • treating others fairly
  • being treated with dignity
  • being treated with respect
  • having the ability to make choices in our lives.

You can find out more about the particular rights of people living with disabilities in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The OPA promotes a "rights-based" way of working with people with disabilities and people who are not able to make decisions for themselves.

The Supported Decision-Making Pilot Project is one way we are helping people to be in control of their decision-making, and supporting people to make their own decisions, while keeping them safe.