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The Chair recommends the book Contre l’exploitation des personnes âgées ou handicapées (Against the Exploitation of Older or Disabled Adults), by Maurice Drapeau

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Maurice Drapeau is a lawyer specialised in human rights who pleads at the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (Commission of Human Rights and the Rights of Youth). As part of his work entitled Contre l’exploitation des personnes âgées ou handicapées (Against the Exploitation of Older or Disabled Adults) published in summer of 2014, the author bases himself on real situation experienced as part of his practice to show how the Québec’s Charter of human rights and freedoms allows to protect older adults or disabled people against all forms of exploitation.

Strongly rooted in the practice, this work is for all the professionals of organisation working one way or another in the defense of rights such as: the Public Curator, the Public Protector, the human rights groups, the Health and social services Centres(CSSS), the Users’ Committee and the Complaints Commissioners. It is also relevant for older adults and their relatives who wishes to learn more on their rights and the mechanisms allowing them to be respected.

For sale in most libraries, the following reference will allow you to find it easily (French Only):

Drapeau, M. (2014). Contre l’exploitation des personnes âgées ou handicapées. Québec : Wilson & Lafleur.

Good reading!