‘The WG Hart Workshop 2015 on “Law and the Ageing of Humankind” brings scholars and practitioners together to explore legal responses to the challenges arising from the ‘greying’ of the population and the demands of inter-generational equity. It will ask whether we need a new category of ‘Elder Law’, and perhaps an older persons’ rights convention. Papers will examine developments in domestic laws in various countries (including China, Israel and Germany), developments at European level, internationally and in human rights law. The programme is grouped around themes concerning the human rights of older persons; the recognition of relational issues (such as the protection of friendships and grand-parenting roles); rights to, and within, institutional care (including the role of the Care Standards Tribunal); vulnerability; age discrimination; property, inheritance and taxation issues; and medical decision-making at the end of life.’
Date: 22nd-23rd June 2015
Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
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