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Vulnerable Person

  • Paula PorettiEmail author
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Abstract

Although the chapter will briefly touch upon other aspects of vulnerability, its focus will be on vulnerability in the context of persons with disabilities, which derives from their cognitive, intellectual physical impairments. The complex background created through the interweaving of concepts of the protection of persons with disabilities developed in the Member States (hereinafter: MS) will be considered. The protection of ‘vulnerable’ consumers in Croatia will illustrate the influence of EU policy in the field on the standards of protection of vulnerable persons in the legal systems of the MS. The main questions the chapter seeks to answer are whether persons with disabilities, as vulnerable persons, have been redefined or changed by virtue of their activities or statuses through the measures introduced in EU law, and whether and how the traditional understanding of the term ‘vulnerable person’ in the context of the protection of persons with disabilities has been modified during the process of EU integration.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Law, J.J. Strossmayer University of OsijekOsijekCroatia

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