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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Human Rights of Older People: Universal and Regional Legal Perspectives

Edited by: Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown

ISBN13: 9789401771849
Published: August 2015
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £117.00

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This book focuses on descriptions of the developments in legal frameworks and policies regarding the human rights of older persons. First, it covers the policies adopted and practices developed at the universal system, particularly within the sphere of the United Nations. Second, it includes a side-by-side comparison of the work of regional human rights mechanisms, which have picked up some momentum in the past decade. Through its inclusion of law, policy, and current processes, the widest net possible has been cast to collect a descriptive resource for advocates.

Overall, we hope that this book contributes to a better understanding of the current limitations and possibilities that international institutions offer to uphold the human rights of older persons. We expect that this information will allow states and other policy makers to move forward with the international recognition of the human rights of older persons. We know this is only a first effort in compiling and reporting the standards that are being produced by different international institutions. But we have no doubt that many others will follow with their expert analysis of these emerging standards, and that the ongoing discussion will finally crystalize in international human rights binding instruments explicitly recognizing the universal rights of older persons.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
United Nations Systems
Global and Regional Action Plans on Ageing
Human Rights of Older Persons and Millennium Development Goals
Human Rights of Older Persons and Cultural Norms
The Americas
Asia and the Pacific
Conclusions - Status of the Rights of Older Persons
Global and Regional Efforts to Strengthen the Protection of the Rights of Older Persons
Annex - Sources.