Council of Europe recommendation on the human rights of older people

On 19 February 2014 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted Recommendation Cm/Rec(2014)2 with the purpose to ‘promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all older persons, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity’.

The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) welcomed the recommendation: ‘In particular, ERT considers that the involvement of key stakeholders in the drafting process and the extent of the considered recommendations that have resulted are to be applauded’.