The Commissioner for Human Rights and German Institute for Human Rights organized the joint workshop on protection of human rights of older persons
The Commissioner for Human Rights and German Institute for Human Rights organized the joint workshop on protection of human rights of older persons which will take place on 7th March, in the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Warsaw.
The Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Poland plays the role of both the national human rights institution (NHRI) and the equality body. It works extensively on the issues of equal treatment, anti-discrimination, and combating all kind of violence also against older persons.
Therefore the Commissioner is also engaged in the process undertaken in the UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA) aiming more effective protection of the rights of older persons. In December 2017 the Chair of the OEWGA turned to UN member states and A status NHRI with a request for submitting i.a. a substantive inputs in the form of normative content for the development of a possible international standard on the protection of the rights of older persons to equality and non-discrimination and the right to live free from violence, neglect and abuse. The inputs will be discussed during IX Session of OEWGA 23-26 July 2018.
The aim of the workshop is to build the co-operation between German and Polish NHRI with regard to strengthening international protection of human rights of older persons. The conclusions from the workshop will be taken into account in preparing the input for the OEWGA and in considering further steps to be undertaken in order to protect the rights of older persons in a more effective way.