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The right of older persons to dignity and autonomy in care

Strasbourg 23/01/2018
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The right of older persons to dignity and autonomy in care

“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”, says Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, in his latest Human Rights Comment published on 18th January 2018.

“For example, they often face age discrimination, particular forms of social exclusion, economic marginalisation due to inadequate pensions, or are more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, including from family members.”

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