10 Elder L. Rev. [i] (2016)

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EDITORIAL


It's not usual to refer to a volume of a prestigious law journal as being a bumper edition, however,
there really can't be any other way of describing the contributions made by our many contributors,
both domestic and international, for Volume 10 - a milestone in itself.

As our readers know each volume of the Elder Law Review is thematic and the current volume is no
exception, though this time we took a broader approach with the Call for Submissions looking for
International Perspectives on Elder Law.

This volume we have a total of twelve articles, six refereed and six non-refereed and certainly
providing us with much to consider in the emerging issues in respect of the speciality of elder law.

Refereed

Professor Israel Doron, Dr Benny Spanier and Mr Ori Lazar's article The Rights of Older Persons
within the African Union examines the extent to which human rights for older persons are
expressed in activities in the African Court on Human and People's Rights and the African
Commission  on Human  and People's Rights within the legal framework of the African Charter on
Human  and People's Rights.


Philippe Meier's article on The Swiss 2013 Guardianship Law Reform - A Presentation and a First
Assessment  in the Light of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities examines the
long awaited revised Swiss Adult Protection Law which came into effect in 2013. Philippe outlines
the main innovations and instruments of the new law which are underpinned by the promotion of
autonomy  and self-determination.

The subject of sexuality in aged care, forms the basis of the article Conflicting Agendas: The politics
of sex in aged care. The article by Alison Rahn, Tiffany Jones, Cary Bennett and Amy Lynkins
provides a researched and thought provoking insight into a topic that some would prefer to ignore,
but is certainly foremost in the minds of many baby-boomers, who will form the next generation of
aged care residents.

Mickey Schindler and Meytal Segal-Reich provide us with a detailed analysis of supported decision-
making in Israel. Their article Supported Decision-Making for Older Persons in Israel: The 2015
Precedent and the Following 2016 Regulation provides us with a background to guardianship in
Israel leading up to the 2015 Precedent, made possible by the activity of two civil society
organisations and then leading us onto the subsequent 2016 Regulation.

In her paper Promoting Autonomy and Dignity Later in Life, A review of Guardianship and
Administration in Queensland Ellen Scobie examines how the Guardianship and Administration
Tribunal in Queensland addresses the issue of a human rights approach when dealing with those
persons with cognitive impairment.

The authors Nola Ries, Briony Johnston and Shaun McCarthy in their article Technology-Enabled
Legal Service Delivery for Older Adults: What Can Law Learn From Telehealth? Findings from an
International Review of Literature discuss what law can learn from the use of technology in
delivering legal services to older people. Telehealth has long been used in the health system and the
authors advocate how a similar system could be advantageous to older persons seeking legal
assistance.

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