Older Adults – Activism and Human Rights

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The world is aging. Most developed countries around the globe are experiencing a dramatic demographic change due to both the decline in birth-rates and a significant increase in life expectancy. Within this broad social transformation, this course will try to understand whether there is a need for a unique human rights approach for older persons, and within this context - what is the meaning of "activism" in old age. The analysis will use real examples both from the USA and Israel, while using a comparative socio-legal approach.

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