11-07-2022 17:30
Improving the protection and lives of dependent elderly and other dependent persons

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The COVID-19 pandemic has deprived a number of older people of a dignified end of life around the world. It has also amplified the existing human rights violations suffered by dependent ones, such as abuse, neglect and discrimination. On 11 July DROI will hold a hearing to examine the current situation on the protection of the rights of dependent elderly people and other dependent persons under international and national laws.

It will also identify ways to strengthen those rights, respond to their needs, improve their living conditions, promote respect for their dignity and increase social inclusiveness. Participants should discuss how the Parliament could contribute to the future EU human rights foreign policy in this area.

Invited speakers will address the Subcommittee: Claudia Mahler, UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Richard Koon, Member of the House of Representatives, Liberia and Sandra Hirst, Associate Professor, University of Calgary and Co-Chair of the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.