Human Rights of Older Persons

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Examining international human rights frameworks for the protection of the human rights of the older person and the need to adopt a new treaty to better protect those rights. Research in the field of international human rights law and its implementation at the national level.

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  • Expertise and experience in relation to the United Nations standards and human rights mechanisms and national mechanism for the implementation of human rights
  • Gender and international human rights and the human rights of persons with disabilities
  • Expertise in human rights of older persons and their protection under international law


  • Contributed to global diplomatic efforts to develop new instruments, including a complaints procedure to the CEDAW Convention, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Supported the work of a number of civil society organisations in Australia and abroad
  • Joint and individual submissions to Parliamentary and other inquiries on human rights and related matters, provided expert evidence and submission to courts and other bodies

Our partners

  • Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions
  • UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Australian Parliament
  • Human Rights Committee of the NSW Bar Association
  • Law Council of Australia
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Women's Rights Action Watch Asia-Pacific