Strengthening International and Regional Frameworks to Protect the Human Rights of Older Persons

Thursday, March 17, 2011
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC



The panelists will discuss the recent activities and possible outcomes of the Working Group, which was established in accordance with the resolution of the UN GA Third Committee, A/C.3/65/L.8/Rev.1, adopted on November 19, 2010. The Working Group’s mandate is to consider the existing international framework, identify how to best address possible gaps, and consider the feasibility of a new legal instrument. Additionally, the panelists will discuss future implications of the ongoing process to strengthen the protection of older persons within the Organization of American States, in particular in light of the Special Session of the Permanent Council that took place on October 28, 2010, where the majority of participating states called for a regional convention on the rights of older persons.


Presented by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

(Credit Hours TBC) will be applied for as requested to different states.
CLE Accreditation - - $ 75.00


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Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or

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