Side event – Violence against older persons: a violation of human rights

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The side event ‘Violence against older persons: a violation of human rights’ will take place during the Human Rights Council’s 38th session and will mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  The event will explore the extent to which violence, abuse and neglect is covered by existing human rights mechanisms.  The event will focus on how different forms of violence, abuse and neglect have a direct impact on the denial of autonomy and a good standard of care, which link to the themes that will be discussed in the 9th session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing.

The event will be held in Conference Room XXIII- Palais des Nations.

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