WFU Law professor to participate in United Nations meeting on aging

Wake Forest University School of Law Clinical Professor Kate Mewhinney has been invited by the United Nations to participate in an international program regarding older adults.

This will be the U.N.’s first Expert Group Meeting on the subject of aging and human rights. The meeting will take place in Bonn, Germany, in early May. The purpose of the U.N. meeting is to provide the General Assembly with independent expert opinion on questions related to the rights of older persons, as well as inputs into and recommendations for the forthcoming report of the Secretary-General.

Professor Mewhinney directs the law school’s Elder Law Clinic. She also developed and taught, for several years, a course on comparative law and aging, at Wake Forest’s summer program in Venice, Italy. In 2008, she and Professor Israel Doron of Haifa University (Israel), co-edited “The Rights of Older Persons: Collection of International Documents.”