Outside the US, and few provinces in Canada, in most of world, mandatory retirement is still legal, in force, and widely accepted.
However, in similar lines to the debates held in North America three decades ago, there is growing tension and call to abolish mandatory retirement all together or the replace it with more flexible retirement policies.
One interesting reports in this field has been produced in the UK, called: "Review of the Default Retirement Age: Summary of the stakeholder evidence". The report provide a broad perspective on the different point of views in this field and the political argument for and against changing the existing legal regime.
The full report can be viewed in the following link: