Human Rights and Current Discriminatory Manifestations (on the Example of Age Discrimination in the Social and Communicative Sphere)


  • Nataliya Hren Lviv District Administrative Court
  • Mykhailo Kelman Lviv Polytechnic National University
  • Maiia Pyvovar Lviv Polytechnic National University
  • Anna Koval National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine
  • Yaroslav Melnyk Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv



age discrimination, elderly person, pandemic crisis, guarantees of anti-discrimination, social and communicative sphere


The article provides a comprehensive analysis of counteracting human rights violations due to age discrimination in the social and communicative sphere to identify problematic aspects of this discrimination; to study current changes in connection with the pandemic threat and generalize a set of legal guarantees to prevent and counteract inappropriate legal policy in this area. The research is based on a humanistic approach, which determines the individual value criterion of the research methodology and is manifested through the ideology of anthropocentrism; a complementary approach to scientific research and a balanced combination of national and international state-building and law-making principles. A comparative legal method was used, which made it possible to summarize the legal requirements of various states, including the United Arab Emirates, Great Britain, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Colombia, on measures to counteract the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Statistical and information reports of the European Union countries, monitoring of the Equality Representatives of individual countries (Serbia, Lithuania), analytical data, government decisions and practical cases were used.

Author Biographies

Nataliya Hren, Lviv District Administrative Court

Lviv District Administrative Court

79018, 2 Cholovskoho St., Lviv, Ukraine

Mykhailo Kelman , Lviv Polytechnic National University

Department of Theory of Law and Constitutionalism

Іnstitute of Law, Psychology and Innovative Education

Lviv Polytechnic National University

79000, 12 Stepan Bandera Str., Lviv, Ukraine

Maiia Pyvovar , Lviv Polytechnic National University

Department of Theory of Law and Constitutionalism

Іnstitute of Law, Psychology and Innovative Education

Lviv Polytechnic National University

79000, 12 Stepan Bandera Str., Lviv, Ukraine

Anna Koval , National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

Department of Civil and Administrative Law

Faculty of Law

National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

03041, 15 Heroiv Oborony Str., Kyiv, Ukraine

Yaroslav Melnyk , Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Institute of Law

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

01033, 60 Volodymyrska Str., Kyiv, Ukraine


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How to Cite

Hren, N., Kelman , M. . ., Pyvovar , M. ., Koval , A. ., & Melnyk , Y. . (2022). Human Rights and Current Discriminatory Manifestations (on the Example of Age Discrimination in the Social and Communicative Sphere). The Age of Human Rights Journal, (19), 71–91.