NHRI_Malawi.doc - QUESTIONNAIRE Human Rights Council resolution 24/20 requested the United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human

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QUESTIONNAIRE Human Rights Council resolution 24/20 requested the United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons to assess the human rights implications of the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA). MIPAA was adopted at the Second World Assembly on Ageing in 2002. It requires that States take measures to address ageing in order to achieve a society for all ages and calls for the mainstreaming of ageing into national and global development agendas. It also contains recommendations for action focused on three priority areas: (i) older persons and development; (ii) advancing health and well-being into old age; and (iii) ensuring enabling and supportive environments, which are divided into specific issues, objectives and actions. The Independent Expert prepared the questionnaire below with the objective to collect information about whether the implementation of MIPAA has enhanced the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons or whether it has had a negative impact and which rights have been affected. It also seeks to identify good practices and challenges encountered by Member States regarding the promotion and protection of all human rights by older persons in the implementation of MIPAA. All information collected is intended to help the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons to elaborate her comprehensive report that will be presented to the Human Rights Council in September 2016. The questionnaire should preferably be completed in English, French or Spanish by 31 July 2015 . Kindly indicate whether you have any objection for the responses provided to be made available on the OHCHR website of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons. 1
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Question 1: What is the role of your organization? Do you participate in MIPAA implementation or monitoring thereof? MHRC, an independent national human rights institution established under section 129 of the Constitution with the primary functions of protecting the rights and investigating violations of the rights accorded by the Constitution or any other law. 1 One of the duties and functions of the Commission, as per Section 13(1) (c) of the Human Rights Commission Act, (Cap 3:08 of the Laws of Malawi), is to promote more particularly the human rights of vulnerable groups, such as children, illiterate persons, persons with disabilities and the elderly. 2 It is within this broad mandate of promotion and protection of human rights where the Malawi Human Rights Commission raise awareness and monitor the state’s implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action for the Ageing. Question 2: Has a human rights-based approach been integrated in the implementation framework of MIPAA in your country and if so, how did this translate into concrete policies and normative actions? Are there any mechanisms to monitor and assess the impact of MIPAA implementation on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons?
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