This book provides a comprehensive human rights analysis of key areas of law affecting older persons, including legal capacity; elder abuse; accommodation and aged care; healthcare; employment; financial security, retirement, and estate planning; and social and cultural participation. The research identifies individual autonomy and participation in decision-making as fundamental to a human rights-based approach to elder law. The book argues that a paradigm shift must occur away from traditional medical and charity-based understandings of 'old age' to instead acknowledge older persons as active holders of enforceable rights. The book argues that a Convention on the Rights of Older Persons is an essential tool in achieving this, but that even without a dedicated treaty there is much to be gained from a human rights-based approach. Significantly, because the issues arising in 'old age' are often the culmination of experiences occurring throughout the life course, a human rights-based approach to elder law must begin with a commitment to human rights for people of all ages.
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Chapter 1. The Problem Chapter 2. A Human Rights Based-approach to Elder Law Chapter 3. The Existing International Response to Protecting the Rights of Older People Chapter 4. Legal Capacity and Decision-making Chapter 5. Healthcare, Palliative Care and End of Life Chapter 6. Employment Rights Chapter 7. Financial Management, Retirement and Estate planning Chapter 8. Accommodation and Aged Care Chapter 9. Social and Cultural Rights of Older Persons Chapter 10. Conclusion and Future Directions.
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