Human Rights of Older People

Universal and Regional Legal Perspectives

  • Claudia Martin
  • Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón
  • Bethany Brown

Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown
    Pages 1-8
  3. Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown
    Pages 9-124
  4. Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown
    Pages 125-214
  5. Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown
    Pages 215-305
  6. Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown
    Pages 307-330
  7. Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown
    Pages 331-347
  8. Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown
    Pages 349-353

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Cultural Norms and Aging Global Aging Global and Regional Action Plans on Ageing Human Rights of Older Persons International Human Rights and the Elderly Older People in Africa Older People in Asia and the Pacific Older People in Europe Older People in the Americas Older People's Rights Older Persons Rights Protection of the Rights of Older Persons Rights of the Elderly Status of the Rights of Older Persons United Nations Systems on the Elderly

Authors and affiliations

  • Claudia Martin
    • 1
  • Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón
    • 2
  • Bethany Brown
    • 3
  1. 1.Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian LawAmerican University Washington College of Law, Academy on Human RightsWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Academy on Human Rights and HumanitarianAmerican University Washington College of LawWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.HelpAge USAWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-7185-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-7184-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-7185-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1534-6781
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9902
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