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Convention on the rights of older persons

  1. 1. Use of formal expressions in international conventions Tomás M. Costanzo
  2. 2. OAS Convention Older Persons Principles ( Chapter II, Article 3) • Recognition of older persons rights • Physical, economic and social security • Solidarity and community protection • Dignity • Autonomy • Gender equity and equality • Self- fulfilment and personal development • Full and effective participation and inclusion in society • Responsability of the State in the active, full and productive integration of older persons into society.
  3. 3. This convention prohibits discrimination based on the age of older persons […] The States Parties shall develop specific approaches for older persons who are vulnerable and those who are victims of multiple discrimination. States Parties shall ensure that older persons have the opportunity to choose as regards: - Their place of residence - With whom they want to live - Their living arrangement - Their health and medical treatment - Personal relationships -Support and care
  4. 4. Legal capacity right to exercise on equal basis Suport required to exercise said legal capacity and to be an equal member of the family and of society. States Parties undertake to adopt legislative measures as may be necessary to give effect to those rights or freedoms. This right may be fullfilled by: -Offering older persons access to comprehensive care - Not isolating older persons -Preventing futile medical procedures - Offering older persons access to palliative care
  5. 5. This can be achieved through: -Non-discrimination on the basis of age in all maters of employment. - Decent working conditions - Equal remuneration for work of equal value - Protection from harassment - Redress of grievances - Protection from slavery and forced labour This right may be achieved by: - Identifying and removing obstacles to accessibility in facilities -Ensuring that social entities take into account the aspects of accessibility for older persons
  6. 6. This can be achieved by granting them rights such as: -Freedom to participate in existing educational programs. - Access to material that fits their needs and preferences. - -Education and training in the use of new information and communicational technology in order to bridge the digital, generational and geographical divide. This can be achieved by allowing older persons to: -Have the right to use and enjoy their property as they wish - Not be deprived from their property except upon payment of just compensation - Eliminate the traditional widowhood practices which deprive women of property and inheritance rights. - Have equitable access to bank loans, micro-loans, mortgages and other forms of financial credit
  7. 7. Thank you all!!!!!!!!!!!!

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