Human Rights of Older Persons in Long-Term Care

In January 2015, ENNHRI commenced an EU-funded project, The Human Rights of Older Persons and Long-term Care. Running until June 2017, the aim of the project is to improve the human rights protection of older persons in long-term care, with particular emphasis on residential care.

This project comes at a critical time, considering Europe’s changing demography and the ongoing developments in the international human rights framework. Indeed, the project is an innovative example of bringing European NHRIs together to address the life experiences of a large section of our society that is so often hidden from view.

The project is funded by the European Commission (DG Employment).