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Tesi etd-10192021-005456

Type of thesis
Master univ. I liv.
Author
ANNUH, SETH TETTEH
URN
etd-10192021-005456
Title
A Comparative Analysis of the Applications of Human Rights Instruments to Fulfil the Rights of Elderly People in Developing Countries.
Structure
Istituto di Diritto, Politica e Sviluppo
Course
Corsi Alta Formazione - MASTER IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Committee
relatore SOMMARIO, EMANUELE GIUSEPPE
Relatore Kadima Simon
Keywords
  • elderly people
  • elderly persons
  • Elderly Population aging. Elderly adults
  • human right
  • human right bodies
  • human right law.
  • human rights
  • international law
  • national law
  • national laws
  • older adults
  • United Nations and developing countries
  • vulnerability
Exam session start date
20/10/2021;
Availability
completa
Abstract
Elderly persons, (persons aged sixty years and above) have been proven to experience an increased level of vulnerability to risks in social, economic and health care dimensions. This increased vulnerability can in turn be directly associated with reduced physical capabilities, which are brought about by age-based organ system degeneration. As such, this yields increased need for the development of human rights instruments for the protection of elderly persons against the vulnerabilities. This study therefore examines of the application of human rights instruments in the protection of elderly human rights, particularly within developing countries. Through a critical review of existing literature, this study aids in the revelation of inadequate fulfilment of elderly human rights in developing countries. Consequently, this has led to the provision of recommendations to aid the improvement of elderly human rights fulfilment in developing countries.
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