Bethany Brown researches older people’s rights at Human Rights Watch.
Before joining Human Rights Watch she worked on policy and advocacy for older people with HelpAge International and HelpAge USA, where she guided research, training and UN advocacy. She has co-authored a book as well as articles and chapters on older people’s human rights. Bethany holds a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and a law degree from American University Washington College of Law.
Bethany’s work promotes rights-respecting reforms with governments across the globe. She is currently involved in research concerning overmedication in aged care in Australia and its impacts on the rights of older people.
At NEAC 2019 Bethany will speak at:
- Human Rights don’t evaporate when we get old
- Safeguarding Models through a human rights looking glass – a legal perspective