March 2, 2015
by William Helbling
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said Monday that more than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the conflict began almost a year ago. According to the high commissioner, many of the casualties comprise women, children and the elderly. Zeid stated in his ...[read more]
January 15, 2015
by Brittany Felder
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday condemned the recent violence in the town of Baga in northeastern Nigeria committed by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. The release states that Boko Haram has been operating in this town since ...[read more]
April 15, 2014
by Ann Schober
An Italian court ruled Tuesday that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service at a home for the elderly as his sentence for tax fraud. The order was requested by Berlusconi, a three-time prime minister, media magnate and billionaire, as a way to serve the ...[read more]
June 6, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The UK government on Wednesday reached a settlement agreement with thousands of Kenyans tortured by British colonial forces during the 1950s. Negotiations began last October after the Queen's Bench Division on the High Court of England and Wales ruled that three elderly Kenyans could sue the ...[read more]
February 23, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Three briefs on the merits were filed with the US Supreme Court in the case US v. Windsor on Friday on the issues of the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and of whether the Court even has the authority to decide such a question. The Obama Administration filed a brief ...[read more]
December 28, 2012
by Benjamin Minegar
China's National People's Congress (NPC) on Friday passed amendments to a law allowing elderly parents to file suit against their adult children if they feel they have been neglected or abandoned by them. While the law mandates that adult children must visit and assist elderly parents on a regular ...[read more]
October 5, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Queen's Bench Division on the High Court of England and Wales ruled Friday that three elderly Kenyans can sue the British government for torture they suffered while in detention under the British Colonial Administration in the 1950s. Judge Richard McCombe ruled that the three Kenyans could ...[read more]
July 17, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
An elderly New York woman petitioned the US Supreme Court on Monday to hear her challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Edith Schlain Windsor, 83, successfully sued the US government in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), which in June ruled on summary ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged the international community to provide better protection of the worldwide elderly population. He pointed out that four to six percent of this vulnerable group is subject to physical, mental or financial abuses and other types of violence such as ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a report on Wednesday claiming that it costs $68,270 per year to house a prisoner age 50 and older while many pose virtually no threat to society. The ACLU found that 16 percent of the national prison population is age 50 and older with ...[read more]

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