AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
COMMISSION ON LAW AND AGING
SECTION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
SENIOR LAWYERS DIVISION
SECTION ON REAL PROPERTY, TRUST AND ESTATE LAW COMMISSION ON MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DISABILITY LAW
REPORT TO THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES
RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges the United States Department of State and the United Nations and its member states to support the ongoing processes at the United Nations and the Organization of American States to strengthen protection of the rights of older persons, including the efforts and consultations towards an international and regional human rights instrument on the rights of older persons.
This resolution calls on the relevant authorities within the federal government to support efforts to strengthen protection of the rights of older person, including consideration of an international and regional human rights instrument. As background and justification for this resolution, this report traces the movement toward an international convention on the rights of the older persons, and the national, international, and U.N. activities appraising and promoting the need for such a convention. The resolution is timely in that there is an increasing interest in a convention among governments and international non-governmental organization (NGOs) and the American Bar Association brings a valuable set of skills and values that can help guide upcoming developments.
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