The Office of Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia will host a regional conference on „Rights of Older Persons and the Role of Ombudsman/NHRIs“, which will be held on 20 July 2021 (10:00 – 13:15 CEST), online via Zoom.
It is intended that the event will highlight the key role played by the Ombudsman/National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in promoting and protecting the rights of older persons in the region.
Given its unique mandate, Ombudsman/NHRIs directly monitor the human rights situation of the elderly and constantly engage with national authorities and other relevant actors on states’ responsibilities in relation to the protection of older persons’ rights. Ombudsman/NHRIs also report to regional and international organizations and thus bridge international standards within their national frameworks. Therefore, it is important to start talking about the situation in terms of protection of the older persons’ rights in the region and at the same time, review the activities of regional Ombudsman/NHRIs and analyse the challenges they face.
The Conference will offer participants dynamic debates and bring together representatives from different regional and other Ombudsman/NHRIs, UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, and representative of the Council of Europe to assess the existing situation and define ways forward.
If you would like to attend the regional conference, please FOLLOW THIS LINK to join the event and refer to the latest draft agenda further below for more details.
Source: Office of Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia