Human rights of older persons and their comprehensive care
- Parliamentary Assembly
adopted by the Standing Committee, acting on behalf of
the Assembly, on 30 May 2017 (see Doc. 14320, report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and
Sustainable Development, rapporteur: Lord George Foulkes).
The Parliamentary Assembly refers
to its Resolution 2168
on human rights of older persons and their comprehensive
2. The Assembly welcomes the recent work of the Committee of
Ministers in this field, resulting in the adoption of Recommendation
CM/Rec(2014)2 on the promotion of human rights of older persons,
which is a comprehensive instrument and a far-reaching statement
on the rights of older persons.
3. The Assembly notes that other regional organisations promoting
human rights have recently opted for a legally binding instrument
devoted to the rights of older persons, for example the Inter-American
Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons and the
Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on
the Rights of Older Persons in Africa.
In the light of the foregoing, the Assembly recommends that
the Committee of Ministers:
examine the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)2 by, inter alia, closely involving civil
society and all other relevant stakeholders in the process;
4.2 based on the conclusions drawn from this exercise, consider
the necessity and feasibility of drawing up a legally binding instrument
in this field;
4.3 urge those member States which have not yet done so to
sign and ratify the European Social Charter (revised) (ETS No. 163)
and accept, in particular, its Article 23 on the right of elderly
persons to social protection.