Toward the Human Rights Protection of a Vulnerable Population: The Elderly of Lebanon


«Towards The Human Rights Protection of a Vulnerable Population: The Elderly of Lebanon» is a project which was implement by IDRAAC with the support of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) program of the United States Department of State.

The project resulted in drafting a new law which protects the elderly of Lebanon from discrimination and neglect following a comprehensive legal review of the laws related to the elderly in Lebanon.

The proposed draft law allows the elderly or a person with symptoms that are caused by aging to have protection and precautionary measures before their health deteriorates and affects their mental capacity.

In light of IDRAAC’s mission, this will allow the protection of the elderly who suffer from psychological or neurological conditions (such as the first stages of Alzheimer's disease or delirium, strokes and others), as these mechanisms constitute an opportunity for the protection of the elderly from abuse which might happen as a result of their health status and guarantees their freedom of choice and expression once they have partial or full mental capacity loss.

Additionally, the project aims to raise awareness about elderly rights through launching a national awareness campaign targeting the Lebanese population.

You can view the campaign's promotional videos below as well as relevant information about the project:

     

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