Developing a rights-based approach in long-term care

Conversations on Care

Wednesday 1 February 2023   18:00 to 19:30


Dr Magdi Birtha, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna

Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, Exeter College, Oxford

Chaired by Professor Mary Daly, Governing Body Fellow, Green Templeton College and Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford


Virtual Event


This presentation will outline work taking place on an Index of the Rights of Older People and the assessment of 12 European countries’ performance on developing such rights. Dr Birtha will discuss why a human rights-based approach is needed in long-term care policies across Europe and what practical tools could help in the development and assessment of policies to respond best to the social, economic and political challenges of an ageing population. Professor Herring will discuss the implications for the UK.


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