International and Foreign Law Committee - W

TOPIC: “International Human Rights for Older Persons”.
Through its Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (“OEWGA”), the United Nations is debating whether to draft and adopt a new international human rights treaty for older persons worldwide.  Such a UN treaty would join the 1981 Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the 2008 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as global treaties designed to protect the human rights of specific groups of peoples.  Professor Mock has represented the ABA at a majority of the OEWGA’s working sessions and will discuss the UN process, the recently-adopted OAS treaty protecting the human rights of older persons in the Americas, and similar initiatives worldwide.

SPEAKER:  William Mock 
Professor of Law
Professor William Mock teaches international and business law courses at UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he has taught for more than 35 years, including at John Marshall before its August 2019 acquisition by UIC.  A past chair of both the CBA and ISBA international law sections, he is currently on the governing Council of the ABA Section of International Law and the Executive Committee of the ABA’s Senior Lawyers Division.  He was a co-author of the Siracusa Principles on the Limitation and Derogation of Provisions in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1984.  More recently, he has been as a co-author of the Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons and, for several years, the ABA’s Liaison to the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing.
When
2/25/2020 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Where
CBA Headquarters 321 S. Plymouth Ct Chicago, IL 60604

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