Thursday, July 15, 2010

ABA Commission on Law and Aging and International Elder Law

The ABA Commission on Law and Aging is a leader in developing the field of elder law. However, it is an American professional organization. Nevertheless, in recent years, the commission has adopted a vision regarding the importance of international elder law as part of its agenda to promote rights, status and legal power of older persons. In recent years, the commission added an 'international" representative to its board, and has been involved in bringing the American perspective to international initiatives. Finally, it has recently added to its web-site a page regarding resources in international elder law. For more details see below:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

UN Expert Group Recommendations on International Convention

One of the most important interntional legal issues today is the question about the need for international convention for the rights of older persons.
During 5-7 May last year (2009) an international group of legal expert held  a meeting in Bonn, under the hospice of the UN.
This group published an important report, which recommends to move forward with advancing this international convention.
The full report can be viewed here:

Friday, July 2, 2010


Welcome to the Global Elder Law blog. I hope to use this blog in order to promote the rights of older persons around the world.
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