(PRWEB) September 25, 2014
The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and Roosevelt University will host a program on Oct. 1, 2014, in observance of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.
The program will include a discussion on the next steps for the Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons. The Chicago Declaration is proposed legislation presented before the U.N. that aims to provide legal protections to older persons under international human rights law. It is a product of scholars, advocates and policymakers from more than a dozen countries, including the panelists for this event.
A delegation from John Marshall presented the Chicago Declaration before the U.N. on Aug. 1, as part of the U.N.’s Fifth Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing. Chicago’s top policymakers have urged the U.N. to use the Chicago Declaration as a springboard to create an international convention on older persons’ rights. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago City Council and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) all have endorsed the Chicago Declaration.
The Oct. 1 event, “U.N. International Day of Older Persons: Forum on the Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons, Moving Forward,” will focus on the process and highlights of creating the Chicago Declaration, as well as an update on the delegation's progress at the U.N. Panelists will include experts such as Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak, director of John Marshall’s International Human Rights Clinic, as well as Bethany Barratt, associate professor and director of the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project at Roosevelt University.
What: U.N. International Day of OIder Persons: Forum on the Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons, Moving Forward
Where: The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago
When: Oct. 1, 2014; noon-1:30 p.m.
Click here to register for the event.
To confirm your attendance, or for more information, contact Public Affairs Director Christine Kraly at 312-427-2737 ext. 171 or ckraly(at)jmls(dot)edu.