This document aims to provide measures to ensure older persons’ human rights are met during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the first place, they remind that everyone has a right to maintaining the highest attainable standard of health, regardless of their age. Following this, the document provides advice on ensuring social inclusion of older people in times of physical distance, and facilitating social, civil and economic participation. There is also a section on addressing discrimination, due to the rise of ageist comments in the media. Finally, the document provides measures for paying attention to the rights of people in vulnerable situations, such as older persons in institutions, who live alone or who receive care in the community.
COVID-19 and human rights concerns for older persons. Brussels, AGE Platform Europe, 2020, 33 p.
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