Introduction / Helen Meenan, Nicola Rees, Israel Doron 1. Human rights and residential care for older adult sin sub-Saharan Africa : case study of Kenya / Isabella Aboderin. [et al.] 2. What's new in the residential care of the elderly in the Arab and Islamic world? : the case of Egypt / Mohamed A. 'Arafa 3. Human rights and residential care for older persons - an Australian perspective / Sue Field 4. Protecting the rights of Chinese older persons in need of residential care : the social justice and health equity dilemma in the People's Republic of China / Michelle H. Y. SHUM. [et al.] 5. The residential care of older people in England and the special relevance of dignity and human rights / Helen Meenan 6. In search of rights in a paternalistic environment : the Israeli experience of regulating residential care for older persons / Israel Doron 7. Human rights and residential care for older people in Japan / Takashi Amano, Naoki Ikegami, Tomoaki Ishibashi 8. Residential care in the United States : a persistent struggle for quality, dignity & independence / Richard J. Mollot, JD 9. Dignity as a theoretical and legal construct in the context of care for older persons and the developing human rights agenda for older persons / Haris Kountouros and Nicola Rees Conclusion / Israel Doron, Nicola Rees, Helen Meenan.