MEPI Press Conference

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IDRAAC held a press conference on December 18, 2017 at the University of Balamand/St Georges Hospital University Medical Center, Ashrafieh IDRAAC as part of the project: “Towards the Human Rights Protection of a Vulnerable Population: The Elderly of Lebanon” funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in Lebanon.

This project resulted in a comprehensive legal review of the laws related to the elderly in Lebanon and a draft law which 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 after 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.h

To know more about the project, you can check this section in our website.

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