Stereotyping and “other forms of discrimination” in the Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons and in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights

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Abstract

This chapter begins with a quote from the non-binding draft of the
“Chicago Declaration of the Human Rights of Older Persons”, one of the most recent contributions to the ongoing debate on the human rights status of older persons. The authors of this chapter note that a paragraph in the preamble of that Declaration conflates discrimination on the grounds of (old) age, on the one hand, and other “forms of discrimination”, namely bias, stereotypes, prejudices, and stigma of older persons,on the other. Observing that, in recent years, the European Court of Human Rights has acknowledged in its case law that stereotyping and other forms of discrimination can affect human rights, this chapter asks
how the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and the Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) deal with such cases.1 The purpose of our research is to highlight both the potential and the limitations of human rights law to stem the manifestations of ageism, as the proponents of the Chicago Declaration recommend.
Translated title of the contributionStereotypering en "andere vormen van discriminatie" in de Verklaring van Chicago over de rechten van ouderen en in de jurisprudentie van het Europees Hof voor de Rechten van de Mens
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAging, Ageism and Law in Europe
Subtitle of host publicationEuropean perspectives on the rights of older persons
EditorsIsrael (issi) Doron , Nena Georgantzi
Place of PublicationCheltenham (UK) - Northampton, MA (USA)
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Chapter6
Pages116-145
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78897 211 6
ISBN (Print)978 1 78897 210 9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018
EventClosing Conference of COST action IS1402 on Ageism. 26 October 2018, Brussels: Presentation of the book as output of WP2 on law and ageism - Brussels
Duration: 26 Oct 201826 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameElgar Studies in Law and Society
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing

Conference

ConferenceClosing Conference of COST action IS1402 on Ageism. 26 October 2018, Brussels
CityBrussels
Period26/10/1826/10/18

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