Best/Good practices in the implementation of existing laws related to the human rights of older persons

The Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Ms. Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, is mandated by the Human Rights Council Resolution 24/20 to assess the implementation of existing international instruments with regard to older persons while identifying both best practices in the implementation of existing law related to the promotion and protection of the rights of older persons and gaps in the implementation of existing law.

Presentations from the different panellists

Opening remarks:


  • Mr. Bernhard Jungwirth, M.Ed., Older persons and digital media
  • Ms. Charlotte Strümpel, Austrian Red Cross, Valuing older people’s skills and experience: The “Sustainable Learning in the Community”- projects
  • Mr. Johannes Wallner, Making quality visible. National Quality Certificate for Old Age and Nursing Homes in Austria
  • Ms. Nevena Peneva, Agency for Fundamental Rights, Equal Treatment Directive (Horizontal Directive)
  • Mr.Marcelo Cima, Minister, Deputy Representative of Permanent Mission of Argentina
  • Mr.Aleš Kenda, Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities of Slovenia

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Poster of the side event


Age discrimination and private sector

Age discrimination is a key impediment for the enjoyment by older persons of their rights. This concerns in particular travel insurance, complementary health insurance, mortgages and loans and needs to be addressed by industry and banks.