ABA Commission on Law and Aging Report and Resolution to Strengthen Protection of the Rights of Older Persons

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

 

RESOLUTION

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.

REPORT

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.

See copy of complete report (21 pages) at Click Here.

 

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