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Revista de la Facultad de Derecho

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DABOVE, María Isolina. Elder Law in Times of Pandemic. Rev. Fac. Der. [online]. 2020, n.49, e110.  Epub Nov 01, 2020. ISSN 0797-8316.

Different pandemics have plagued humanity throughout history, such as smallpox, cholera, yellow fever or influenza A. However, recently, and unexpectedly and abruptly, a new pandemic, that of Covid-19, emerged. With global aging expanding, the number of older people at risk is significant.

This paper analyzes the legal tools that the “Inter-American Convention on the Protection of the Human Rights of Older Persons” makes available for the construction of responses consistent with the rule of law, even in times of exception.

Keywords : Pandemics; Gerontoglobalization; Elder Law; Preferential Treatment.

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