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Human Rights of Older People

Universal and Regional Legal Perspectives

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  • The first fully-analyzed resource on older people's human rights for those working to protect these rights

  • Offers an easily searchable format for users due to its regional and topical structure

  • Includes a special, up-to-the-minute chapter on the future of an international convention on the human rights of older people?

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    • Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown
    Pages 1-8
  3. The United Nations and Older Persons: A Global Approach with Multiple Dimensions

    • Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown
    Pages 9-124
  4. The Human Rights of Older Persons in the European Institutions: Law and Policy

    • Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown
    Pages 125-214
  5. The Americas and the Human Rights of Older Persons: Historical Overview and New Developments

    • Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown
    Pages 215-305
  6. Africa: Regional Standards on the Protection of the Rights of Older Persons

    • Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown
    Pages 307-330
  7. Regional Overview of the Rights of Older Persons in Asia and the Pacific

    • Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown
    Pages 331-347
  8. Conclusion

    • Claudia Martin, Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Bethany Brown
    Pages 349-353

About this book

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

  • Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law, Academy on Human Rights, Washington, USA

    Claudia Martin

  • Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, USA

    Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón

  • HelpAge USA, Washington, USA

    Bethany Brown

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USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-94-017-7185-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)