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Call for RC to take human rights approach

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The aged care royal commission’s interim report comprehensively addresses a range of system failures but it lacks reference to human rights, says a law expert.

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s interim report details failures in the aged care system that are breaches of human rights but they are not explicitly listed as such, said Andrew Byrnes, a professor of law at the University of New South Wales Australian Human Rights Institute.

“It is striking how little reference the report makes to human rights. Even as it details and denounces a litany of practices that are humans rights violations that result from the failure of the system,” Professor Byrnes told the Australian Association of Gerontology Conference in Sydney on Thursday.

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Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2019, australian ageing agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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