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Brigit Toebes - Invited speaker
Despite broad consensus on the vulnerability of this large and increasing ageing population, dedicated national and international frameworks for the protection of older persons have been highly limited historically. In order to address this void, in 2015 the UN General Assembly charged the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, established in 2010 to consider to consider the possible content of a multilateral legal instrument to protect the human rights and dignity of older persons. The normative focus of the proposed treaty on human rights of older persons is well established. The multiple challenges faced by older persons worldwide are just as likely to result from societal perception and discrimination as they are from physical and mental conditions.
This project seeks to address a void in the literature and policy discourse on the proposed treaty by bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars with backgrounds in international law, public health, medicine, economics and human rights to comprehensively consider the potential content of the treaty with respect to health and how to effectively advance the synergies between health and human rights in the proposed legal instrument. Ageing is intrinsically related to health and an international legal instrument to advance the protection and promotion of the human rights of older persons should address health and healthy ageing at its core.
Brocher Foundation: Legal, Ethical and Social Implications of Ageing and Health
|Duration||5-Nov-2019 → 7-Nov-2019|
|Location of event||Brocher Foundation|
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|Degree of recognition||International event|