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The deadline to submit responses to the questionnaire on best practices in the implementation of existing law related to the promotion and protection of the rights of older persons is 18 December 2015.

The Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons has been requested by the Human Rights Council resolution 24/20 to assess the implementation of existing international instruments with regard to older persons while identifying best practices and gaps in the implementation of existing law related to the promotion and protection of the rights of older persons and gaps in the implementation of existing law.

Pursuant to this request, the Independent Expert has prepared a questionnaire to identify best/good practices. The responses to the questionnaire, as well as the country visits undertaken will contribute to the comprehensive report of the Independent Expert that will be presented to the Human Rights Council in September 2016.

The Independent Expert persons requests inputs from Member States, international and regional organizations, civil society, associations of older persons, national human rights institutions (NHRIs), academia, research institutions, the private sector and others.

Please send your responses by 18 December 2015.
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/OlderPersons/IE/Pages/GoodPractices.aspx

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