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

  • New website: Medicines Law & Policy

    careThe new website Medicines Law & Policy, launched recently by leading specialists on access to medicines and intellectual property law, provides policy and legal analysis, best practice models and other information that can be used by governments, non-governmental organisations, product development initiatives, funding agencies, UN agencies and others working to ensure the availability of effective, safe and affordable medicines for all.

  • ICN Health and Human Rights Award for Japanese leprosy ambassador

    thumbs upThe International Council of Nurses (ICN) presented its Health and Human Rights Award to Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, at the 2017 ICN Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on May 27. The award was presented in recognition of Sasakawa's contribution to the fight against leprosy and leprosy-related discrimination, and his achievements in the field of health and human rights.