Doctors for Human Rights (DHR)

General Information
Doctors for Human Rights (DHR) was launched in 1989 as a voluntary organistion with a global remit. DHR exists to channel the humanity, influence and unique skills of the medical profession into securing worldwide observance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other internationally recognised Human Rights standards. Membership is open to the general public, corporations and health professionals alike. Experience shows that the medical world can both inform and learn from the human rights community.

Focus Areas
DHR has an eclectic remit covering not only civil and political rights, but also economic, social and cultural rights. However, it is the development and implementation of the right to the highest attainable standard of health that DHR campaigning has been most influential.

Contact Information
Address: 91 Harlech Rd, Abbots Langley, Herts, WD5 0BE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1923 464 908
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Latest News

  • Adolescents' access to sexual and reproductive health and rights

    mum babyA new publication of the Centre for Reproductive Rights analyses young people's access to sexual and reproductive health from a human rights perspective. It concludes that significant gaps remain in adolescents' knowledge about their sexual and reproductive health and rights and ability to access essential sexual and reproductive health services.

  • Brazil: Gaps in response to Zika virus outbreak

    mum babyIn a recent Human Rights Watch report, the organization states that Brazil has not addressed longstanding human rights problems that allowed the Zika virus outbreak to escalate. As a result, the Zika threat in Brazil remains, even though the government declared an end to the national public health emergency related to the Zika virus in May 2017.