The Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights By Older Persons, Dr. Claudia Mahler, is preparing a report on violence, abuse and neglect of older persons for the 54th Session of the Human Rights Council. International stakeholders were invited to submit contributions before March 1, 2023.

"In this report, the Independent Expert will aim at examining the existing international and regional legal protection standards applicable to the issue of violence against older persons, as well as, at analysing the manifestations and forms of violence, abuse and neglect faced by older persons. It will also identify and analyse good practices in combating violence and abuse of older persons to be able to fully enjoy their human rights. Furthermore, the Independent Expert will analyse the issue from an intersectional perspective, in exploring the interactions with other social factors such as gender, sex, race, ethnicity, indigenous identity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, social status, place of origin and immigration status. Finally, the Independent Expert will provide recommendations on ways to protect older persons from violence while upholding their human rights, and in ensuring victims, access to justice, remedies and reparations." (Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights)

The International Longevity Centre Canada, the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario delivered a joint submission, which can be accessed and downloaded here.


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