Equality and Human Rights,Global Ageing

BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London, EC1, 09:30, 16 October 2007

A one day conference looking at human rights and equality in an ageing world

Coinciding with the launch of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights, this conference debated issues around human rights and ageing in a global context.

The conference asked various questions, such as:

  • Why do we need Human Rights in an Ageing World?
  • Practical Perspectives on using Human Rights for Older People
  • Older People as a Protected Class: Desirable or Feasible in Theory and Practice?
  • New Opportunities and Risks of Age Discrimination and Inequality

Speakers at the conference included:

  • Trevor Philips, Chair, Commission for Equality and Human Rights
  • Dr Robert Butler, Chief Executive, ILC-USA
  • Katie Ghose, Director, British Institute of Human Rights
  • Dr Alex Kalache, Director, World Health Organisation’s Ageing and the Lifecourse Programme
  • Sylvia Beales, Policy Manager, HelpAge International