Realising economic and social rights in Europe: Tips and tricks for NHRIs

Webinar series

Understanding a human rights-based approach to poverty reduction and measurement

Led by Olivier De Schutter, Professor at Université catholique de Louvain and Sciences Po and Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the webinar is a follow-up to ENNHRI Guide for National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) on “Applying a Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) to Poverty Reduction and Measurement”. It explored seven key principles outlined in the Guide, while analysing recommendations for NHRIs’ work.

Promoting and protecting economic and social rights of older persons

The webinar, led by Sanna Ahola from the Finnish Human Rights Centre on 29 April, explored how can NHRIs better understand challenges and human rights violations that older persons face and how they can better support them.

  • Sanna Ahola, Finnish Human Rights Centre (from 22:03 to 34:45)
  • Nena Georgantzi, AGE Europe (from 35:36 to 50:56)
  • Dr Claudia Mahler, German Institute for Human Rights, UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons (as of 1 May 2020) (from 53:44 to 1:09:44)

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