Illinois could be violating Genocide Conventions by taking away rights of disabled and different. Illinois Guardians, some health care institutions or Cook County Guardian may take away your rights and resources when you come to Illinois or other places, so some warning about loss of rights/resources may be helpful. Illinois advertises that it has the largest state guardianship system in the US on their guardianship and advocacy site (2009 information). See the "Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide." “Article 2 In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: " This article examines whether or not probate systems and guardianships taking away the rights to decide and resources of people with disabilities or differences could be genocide or legal genocide. Argument is made that taking away rights and resources amounts to destruction of an aspect of what a person is as rights are lost, and actions denying fresh air away from second hand smoking, consent and association rights amount to further destruction of a group of persons, those with differences or disabilities.
- Elements of Genocide,
- Legal Death,
- Legal Genocide,
- Probate Law,
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