Call for Submissions: The Rights of Older Persons

Irish Community Development Law Journal is a peer reviewed onlCLM logoine journal, published twice a year by Community Law & Meditation (formerly Northside Community Law & Mediation Centre) in Coolock, Dublin. The journal seeks to offer a platform for interaction that encourages greater scholarly and academic collaboration in the areas of social policy, law and community development, promoting the practice of community economic development law and policy in Ireland and learning about these initiatives in other countries.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 10th April 2015

This edition will explore the theme of the older person in the context of law, human rights and advocacy.  Is the older person’s voice sometimes disregarded or devalued in society?  The aim of this edition is to discuss a number of key legal and policy issues of relevance to older persons.  Suggested areas of interest include, but are not limited to, retirement and employment rights, discrimination, elder abuse, assisted decision-making and capacity, elder mediation, the rights of grandparents, minimum adequate income, legal practice and advocacy in the context of older persons.

This edition seeks to examine the issues arising for the older person and the rights engaged, to stimulate debate, to encourage reflective practice, to highlight casework and evidence, and to engage a global audience.

Submissions are welcome from practitioners and academics working across a broad spectrum of professions and academic disciplines.

If you are interested in writing an article, a book review or case‐study, please email:

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Call for Submissions: The Rights of Older Persons