Older Persons: The International Human Rights Law Project

In the spring of 2006 the Irish Centre for Human Rights was called on by the Human Rights Commission of Ireland to produce a report on international human rights standards and how they apply to older people. The aim of the report was to identify best practice and make recommendations as to how the human rights of older people in Ireland could best be realised. The report was completed and submitted to the Commission earlier this year. 

The Human Rights Commission was established in July 2001. It was set up as a direct result of the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, which provided for the establishment of a Human Rights Commission in this jurisdiction and for a Human Rights Commission in Northern Ireland.