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Fulfil means that States must take positive action to facilitate the enjoyment of basic human rights. We also do advocacy work in order to build support for a new Convention on the Rights of Older People with politicians and decision makers. It does not matter what our nationality, place of residence, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status is. Articles in a new Convention could deal with, e.

Respect means that States must refrain from interfering with or curtailing the enjoyment of human rights. Older people also face particular forms of violence and abuse. There are nine International Human Rights Conventions or treaties. To date there has been a lack of discussion and articulation of the human rights of older people in Ireland and internationally.

Older women and men experience violations of their rights at family, community and institutional levels. However there is no Convention on the rights of older people. See the submissions below. Where a mechanism has failed under domestic law in relation to a human rights abuse, an individual may rely on international law mechanisms to seek redress.

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What does change is that older women and men are considered to be inherently less valuable to society. The group share a common focus on human rights and older people and focuses both on human rights law and using a human rights based approach. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination.

These threats to their dignity can make them more susceptible to neglect, abuse and violation of their rights. We in Age Action are urging them to support a new Convention. Our rights do not change as we grow older. Protect requires States to protect individuals and groups against human rights abuses. Ageism is the stereotyping and prejudice against older people that can lead to age discrimination.

This is currently absent from the international human rights infrastructure. At the same time, as people get older, they face increasing barriers to their participation, become more dependent on others and lose some or all of their personal autonomy. We in Age Action think this is a clear gap in the current international human rights infrastructure that a new Convention would remedy. But as Ireland and the world ages it takes on an added importance to start this discussion.

At the other extreme, older people, especially women, can be accused of witchcraft because of age and gender stereotypes and then forced out of their homes or even murdered. Some definitions Age discrimination is when someone is treated differently, with an unreasonable or disproportionate impact, simply because of their age. Age discrimination and ageism are tolerated across the world. Human Rights are rights which belong to every individual simply because we are human beings. There is a current lack of consensus on whether a new Convention should be drafted.