Journal Article

Autonomy, Self-determination, and Human Rights: Legal Safeguards in Argentina to Prevent Elder Abuse and Neglect

María Isolina Dabove

in International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

Volume 32, issue 1, pages 80-92
Published in print April 2018 | ISSN: 1360-9939
Published online January 2018 | e-ISSN: 1464-3707 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lawfam/ebx017
Autonomy, Self-determination, and Human Rights: Legal Safeguards in Argentina to Prevent Elder Abuse and Neglect

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Abstract

Elder abuse and neglect is one of the most important social problems in the world and it has grown together with global ageing. In this research, we analyse the meaning of elder abuse and its relationship to personal autonomy. After that, we study the scope and content of the Argentinean and Inter-American legal institutions presently in force designed to empower older people and prevent this problem. Fortunately, Argentinian Law and the new Inter-American Convention recognize some strong instruments to prevent elder abuse, promote personal autonomy, and the empowerment of the elderly in dependency situations. The first steps have been taken.

Journal Article.  5855 words. 

Subjects: Family Law ; Law and Society ; Politics and Law ; Marriage and the Family

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