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Estatuto do Idoso (Statute of the Elderly)

Brazil Federal Senate Country Resources Older Persons General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans and service standards Brazil 2003 Legislation/regulation elderly care, human rights, social and economic rights, Social Inclusion

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É instituído o Estatuto do Idoso, destinado a regular os direitos assegurados às pessoas com idade igual ou superior a 60 (sessenta) anos. O idoso goza de todos os direitos fundamentais inerentes à pessoa humana, sem prejuízo da proteção integral de que trata esta Lei, assegurando-se-lhe, por lei ou por outros meios, todas as oportunidades e facilidades, para preservação de sua saúde física e mental e seu aperfeiçoamento moral, intelectual, espiritual e social, em condições de liberdade e dignidade.

The Elderly Statute, regulates the rights guaranteed to persons aged over sixty (60) years is hereby established. The elderly enjoy all the fundamental rights inherent to the human person, without prejudice to the integrity of this legal protection, ensuring them by law or by other means, all the opportunities and facilities to preserve their physical and mental health, as well as their moral, intellectual, spiritual and social improvement, in conditions of freedom and dignity.


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