Report on autonomy and care (A/HRC/30/43), submitted by the Independent Expert on on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

Author: Rosa Kornfeld-Matte
Year: 2015
Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish

In this report, the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons addresses the right to autonomy and care, which she considers to be priority areas. The report provides an overview of the existing international and regional human rights standards and analyses in depth these two key concepts, as well as their scope. This is followed by the Independent Expert’s conclusions and a number of recommendations aimed at assisting States in implementing appropriate and effective frameworks that strengthen the autonomy of older persons, ensure their active involvement and participation in all spheres of life and improve their well-being and quality of life, as well as ensuring a human rights-based approach to care settings.

Link to report (English, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese and Arabic)

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