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Government agrees that human rights laws should cover elderly in private care homes

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39405.369618.DB (Published 22 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1068
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The UK government is to review human rights legislation to ensure that the rights of all elderly people in care are protected. Its decision came in a response to a report that highlighted particular problems affecting this age group.

    The proposal should close a loophole that has meant that elderly people living in privately owned care homes were not covered by the Human Rights Act and could therefore be evicted.

    In its response to the report on the rights of older people in care from the parliamentary joint select committee on human rights, published …

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