Thematic Briefing on the potential of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for older persons in long term care


  • Start: 08/04/2016 13:30
  • End: 08/04/2016 14:30

ENNHRI co-hosted a Thematic Briefing on the potential of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for older persons with a disability, during the 15th Working Session of the CRPD Committee, on 8 April in Geneva.

ENNHRI’s project on the human rights of older persons and long-term care has helped so far to illustrate that there is no explicit right to long-term care for older persons. Article 19 of the CRPD is the only international treaty provision to provide the right to community living for persons with disabilities. ENNHRI recommends that the CRPD Committee and States Parties recognise the relevance of the CRPD and Article 19 for OP with disabilities and greater investment by States Parties in the development of high-quality community-based services.

A summary of the briefing is in the document available from the ennhri.org website