IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 211, Level 2

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Time to rage* - the power of oldness and why we should care about age discrimination

Tuesday 1 November (1615 - 1730)

Room 211, Level 2
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Diversity and Equality Law Committee (Lead)


DiversityInclusionWe have an ambivalent attitude towards oldness. It is both venerated and despised in equal measure. Age is often omitted, curiously forgotten, and regularly maligned. And yet, age is a characteristic or attribute that is recognised globally as deserving of protection under discrimination and equal opportunity legislation. So given this is the one attribute that applies to all of us, at one stage of our lives or another, and the fact that most countries have an ageing population, what are we doing about it? This topic considers why age appears to be off the radar in the diversity and inclusion debate, why it should be on the radar and what can be done to address this.  * taken from Dylan Thomas' famous poem, "Do not go gentle into that good night".

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Frances Anderson Victorian Government Solicitor's Office, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Website Officer, Diversity and Equality Law Committee
Ronnie Neville Mason Hayes & Curran, Dublin, Ireland; Member, IBA Diversity & Inclusion Council


Philip Berkowitz Littler Mendelson P C, New York, New York, USA; Vice Chair of Membership, Global Employment Institute (GEI)
Daniel B Kohrman AARP Foundation Litigation, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Wendi Lazar Outten & Golden, New York, New York, USA
Franck Raimbault Air France, Roissy CDG, France
Roselyn Sands EYLaw, Paris, France