New Legal Developments in the Inter-American System of Human Rights: Some Observations on the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons

New Legal Developments in the Inter-American System of Human Rights: Some Observations on the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons
According to recent statistical data of the United Nations the number of older people has increased in these last years. This trend seems set to continue in the coming decades. In fact, between 2005 and 2030 «[...] the number of people in the world aged 60 years or over is projected to grow by 56 per cent, from 901 million to 1,4 billion» and even in 2050 «the global population is projected to more than double its size in 2015 reaching nearly 2,1 billion».
These are undoubtedly important figures calling for careful reflection with regard to their varied implications, particularly, from a legal point of view, the protection of the rights of older people. This specific topic is especially relevant in the light of the current adverse international economic situation which is liable to affect the general well-being of older people and their exercise of several fundamental rights, such as the right to health.
Presente nella rivista N: 
1/2017 - Anno XXIX - Gennaio/Aprile
Autore: 
Luigino Manca

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