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  • Hungary

    ENNHRI interviewed Tímea Csikós, Legal Advisor at the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights in Hungary, to find out more about the different activities of the Office of the Commissioner, and what the situation on the ground is regarding long-term care of older persons in the country.... Read more


  • OEWG-Ageing 8th Session: Inputs from A-status NHRIs

    The Eighth Annual Session of the UN’s Open Ended Working Group on Ageing will take place in New York from 5-7 July.
    This is an important meeting for NHRIs, as A-status institutions have now been granted speaking rights at the OEWG. To this end, participation from our members at the meeting is... Read more


  • ENNHRI General Assembly Meeting opens in Geneva

    ENNHRI’s General Assembly gathered today in Geneva, following GANHRI’s Bureau meeting in the morning.
    NHRIs warmly welcomed the newest member of the network, the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Federation. The Secretariat updates included information about the ongoing strategic... Read more


  • Demystifying Dignity

    How do we respect the dignity of older persons in receipt of long-term care with limited staff and resources?
    In January 2017, we finalised ENNHRI’s report on the human rights situation of older persons in LTC in Europe, based on monitoring work carried out by our members in Belgium, Croatia,... Read more


  • UN hosts 7th session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

    In December 2016, the UN’s Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing held its 7th Annual Session to consider how to better protect the rights of older persons. Claudia Mahler from the German Institute for Human Rights reports for ENNHRI.
    Debating a new Convention on the Rights of Older Persons
    The UN... Read more


  • Warm welcome to our new member from Cyprus!

    ENNHRI is delighted to welcome its 40th member, the Office of the Commissioner for Administration and Human Rights (Ombudsman) from Cyprus, as a B-Status NHRI. We are looking forward to working with Commissioner Eliza Savvidou and her team.
    The Office of the Commissioner for Administration and... Read more


  • Fighting elder abuse in care services: a matter of rights!

    Too many older persons suffer abuse and neglect across Europe and worldwide in health and long-term care services. Raising awareness of this widespread reality is necessary to give a voice to victims of abuse who remain most of the time invisible. To mark the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day,... Read more


  • Pilot Group meeting of the Older Persons Project

    The members of the Pilot Group for ENNHRI’s project on the Human Rights of Older Persons met on 19 May 2016 in Brussels to discuss the findings from monitoring work carried out in Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania and Romania during the past months.
    Using the... Read more


  • Thematic Briefing on the potential of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for older persons in long term care

    ENNHRI co-hosted a Thematic Briefing on the potential of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for older persons with a disability, during the 15th Working Session of the CRPD Committee, on 8 April 2016 in Geneva. A summary of the briefing is in the document below.... Read more


  • The potential of the CRPD for older persons with disability

    ENNHRI is co-hosting a Thematic Briefing on the potential of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for older persons with a disability, during the 15th Working Session of the CRPD Committee, on 8 April in Geneva.
    The entry into force of the CRPD in 2008 created a new... Read more

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