About us

The International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations (IFHHRO) stimulates international cooperation between health and human rights organisations worldwide. The Federation currently consists of 31 member and observer organisations from various countries and is supported by numerous individuals. Our institutional members are associations of health professionals interested in human rights work, human rights groups which address health-related rights violations or organisations that have been created to mobilise health professionals for human rights protection. Since 2010, membership is also open to individuals.

IFHHRO promotes the monitoring of health-related human rights, including the Right to Health. We focus on the important role of health professionals in this regard. We believe that there lies a huge potential in the health profession that could be mobilised for the promotion and protection of human rights, by applying medical expertise. To increase the involvement of doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health workers, we stimulate international cooperation between health and human rights organisations in various countries.

 

 

 

 

Latest News

  • Health Professionals’ Pledge Against Torture

    complicityIFHHRO strongly supports Physicians for Human Rights' (PHR) new "Health Professionals’ Pledge Against Torture," following political discussion in the US regarding a potential return to waterboarding. 

     
  • Turkey: The case of dr. Serdar Küni

    arrestIFHHRO, along with a coalition of other organizations led by Physicians for Human Rights, has sent a letter to the Regional High Court in Gaziantep (Turkey) and the Turkish Ministry of Justice. The letter calls on the Court to uphold its fair trial obligations under international law in their appeal of a lower court's conviction of Dr. Serdar Küni. The conviction, dated April 24th, 2017, was based on arbitrary charges (providing medical treatment to Kurdish fighters) based on an anonymous testimony and signed statements obtained under torture.