Access to justice is a basic principle of the rule of law: a guarantee for people to exercise their rights, and hold perpetrators and decision-makers accountable. However, both older persons with or without disabilities, and persons with disabilities regardless of their age - are disproportionately impacted by abuses to their right to access to justice.
This issue will be addressed in a dynamic high-level online discussion between the UN Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of all Human Rights by Older Persons, Ms.Claudia Mahler, and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Mr.Gerard Quinn. 20 minutes will be allotted for questions and dialogue with the discussants from the virtual floor.
AGE Platform Europe is a co-sponsor of the event, organized as a side event of the 11th session of the United Nations Open-ended Working Group on Ageing.
Our Policy Coordinator on Human Rights & Non-Discrimination, Nena Georgantzi, will host the discussion.