A local magistrate wants laws to protect older people from discriminiation based on age

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share LocalNews A local magistrate wants laws to protect older people from discriminiation based on age by: – May 30, 2011center_img 22 Views   no discussions Share Photo credit: superstock.comChief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste says consideration must be given to the adoption of laws to protect older persons from discrimination based on age.Baptiste told the 16th Annual General Meeting of the Dominica Council on Aging that several other Caribbean countries have already made the necessary adjustments.She said other countries have also specified the areas while other has passed legislations to deal with the abuse, care and access to health.“There are acts which prohibits a person over the age of 60 from serving as a juror. I have often found that very difficult because normally at 6o you are retired and you have much more time to come to court…you attention span is much better…” she said.Baptiste said there is also no legislation protecting the rights of older persons and no treaty on convention on the life of older persons.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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