Political and civic life

Factsheet on case-law on the rights of older people

15th July 2014, The Press Service of the European Court of Human Rights

The Press Service of the European Court of Human Rights published in June 2014 a factsheet on the Court’s case-law on the human rights of older people. This collection shows that even though the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) does not explicitly refer to older persons nor to age discrimination, the Strasbourg Court can play an important role as a guardian of the rights of older people.

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