The unveiling of the “Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons” on July 11 will culminate a two-day international conference focusing on a variety of issues faced by older persons around the world.
The 2014 International Elder Law & Policy Conference will be presented July 10 and 11 at The John Marshall Law School as the 21st annual Belle R. and Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium. It is co-sponsored by the law school, Roosevelt University of Chicago and East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, China. International scholars, advocates and policymakers will come together to discuss the law, policy and the implementation of human rights and legal protections of elder citizens around the world.
The Chicago Declaration will address a variety of issues facing older persons on an international level including the dignity and rights of the elderly and elimination of age discrimination; caring for the elderly – caregivers and surrogate decision makers; social security, pensions and other ways of financing retirement; the prevention of elder abuse; and access to justice for the elderly.
Professor Gerard Quinn, director of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the School of Law at the National University of Ireland in Galway, will deliver the opening address for the symposium the morning of July 10.
Eilionóir Flynn will deliver the luncheon address on July 11. She is a senior lecturer and deputy director at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the School of Law at the National University of Ireland in Galway.
For additional information, visit https://www.jmls.edu/braun/