Human Rights and Older People Report

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is part of a working group on Human Rights and Older People. Other members of the working group include the Irish Council for Civil Liberties; Age and Opportunity; Third Age, PILA, Age Action, Active Ageing in Partnership and Active Retirement Ireland. The Human Rights and Older People Working Group was established on the premise that the member organisations, although different in many ways, share a common focus on human rights and older people.
In December 2013, the working group launched a policy paper on Human Rights and Older People. The paper was launched by Professor Gerard Quinn and Senator Feargal Quinn. Please click here to access the paper.
To read a copy of Professor Gerard Quinn's speech please click here "Age: From Human Deficits to Human Rights – Reflections on a Changing Field."
The working group organised a workshop on human rights and older people in June 2013 called 'Developing a Dialogue for Engagement and Empowerment' to begin a dialogue in the area. Over 30 people attended from a wide variety of organisations and we had expert input from three excellent speakers. These included Dr. July Walsh, UCD, Ann Leahy, Age and Opportunity and Mark Kelly, ICCL. 
A copy of the report from the workshop is available here.

Please click on the links below to access presentations from the workshop 

'Opening a conversation on Human Rights, Equality and Older People' presented by Judy Walsh, Lecturer in Law and Head of the Equality Studies Centre in UCD.

‘Applied human rights’ presented by Ann Leahy, Head of Policy at Age and Opportunity.

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