The issue of protection of human rights of older people on the agenda of the international community

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The article analyses international legal basis of protection of human rights of older persons as a vulnerable group, determines the main problems in the area of ensuring their rights at the national level through the activities of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The article concludes that there is a necessity of the adoption of comprehensive antidiscrimination laws by States aimed at fighting discrimination in all spheres of life on all grounds including age.

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A Kh Abashidze

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: abashidze.rudn@gmail.com
The Department of International Law

A E Koneva

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: aleksandra.koneva@gmail.com
The Department of International Law

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