International Elder Law & Policy Conference—Chicago, IL

The John Marshall Law School presents the 2014 International Elder Law and Policy Conference July 10-11, 2014. This conference will be funded primarily by the Belle R. and Joseph H. Braun Endowment Fund of The John Marshall Law School. Conference organizers and hosts include The John Marshall Law School (Chicago, Illinois, USA), Roosevelt University, College of Arts and Sciences (Chicago, Illinois, USA), and The East China University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai, China). Abstracts are due Oct. 31, 2013.

The Conference will bring international scholars, advocates and policy makers together to participate in an academic discussion about the law, policy, and implementation of legal protections for the elderly around the globe. This conference is purposely intended to parallel the current discussions of the United Nations’ Open-Ended Working Group on Aging. The Conference organizers are hoping to draft and develop a model International Bill of Rights for Elderly Individuals based on the research presented and the ensuing discussions.

Organizers invite original research based on the following general themes (either limited to one or two countries, or a broader analysis of multiple countries):

  • The elimination of age discrimination;
  • Autonomy, independent living, and health care issues affecting the elderly;
  • Life continuing with dignity because of adequate access to social security and other financial resources;
  • The prevention of elder abuse and violence; and
  • Access to justice for elderly individuals in need of assistance.