The following are rights afforded to the elderly by law.
Art. 10. Individuals, communities, nations, nationalities and collectives are entitled and shall enjoy the rights guaranteed in the Constitution and in international instruments.
The nature will be subject to those rights that the Constitution recognizes.
Matches: Arts. 71, 83 numeral 6 Constitution of the Republic.
Art. 11. The exercise of rights shall be governed by the following principles: (…)
- All people are equal and enjoy the same rights, duties and opportunities.
No one shall be discriminated against on grounds of ethnicity, place of birth, age , sex, gender identity, cultural identity, marital status, language, religion, ideology, political affiliation, criminal record, socio-economic status, immigration status, sexual orientation, health, carry HIV, disability, physical difference; or by any other distinction, personal or collective, temporary or permanent, which has the purpose or effect of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise of rights. The law shall punish all forms of discrimination.
The State shall take affirmative action measures that promote real equality in favor of rights holders that are in situations of inequality.
Matches: Arts. 341 Constitution of the US; Penal Code 202.4.
The elderly, children and adolescents, pregnant women, people with disabilities, detainees and those who are severely or highly complex diseases, receive priority attention and specialized in the public and private spheres.
Receive the same priority people at risk, victims of domestic and sexual violence, child abuse, natural or anthropogenic disasters. The State shall provide special protection to people living in double vulnerability.
Matches: Art. 36 Constitution of the Republic; 4 and 12 Code of Childhood and Adolescence; 3 and 4 Disabilities Act.
Art. 36. Older people receive priority attention and specialized in the public and private sectors, particularly in the fields of social and economic inclusion and protection from violence.
Older people shall be those persons who have attained sixty-five years old.