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Human rights Comment

The right of older persons to dignity and autonomy in care

18/01/2018 Strasbourg

Older persons have exactly the same rights as everyone else, but when it comes to the implementation of these rights, they face a number of specific challenges. For example, they often face age discrimination, particular forms of social exclusion, economic marginalisation due to inadequate...

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Human Rights Comment

Discriminatory policies towards elderly people must stop

19/01/2012 Strasbourg

The privatisation of institutional care for older persons in Sweden has recently been marked by scandals. Media have revealed that a business company running a number of such institutions has prioritised profit making and bonuses for top managers over decent care for the residents. Cases of...

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Human Rights Comment

Elderly across Europe live in extreme hardship and poverty

05/08/2010 Strasbourg

Hundreds of thousands of elderly persons across Europe are struggling for their everyday survival. Many suffer a shocking level of poverty. They tend to be ignored by politicians and are often seen as being non-productive and worthless in modern society. The human rights of the older generation...

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