Uganda - Political parties debate on health

conferenceKampala - Over 250 individuals representing the public, civil society, government, development partners, media, gathered for a historic debate on august 26th which brought together political parties to discuss the highest priority issue for Ugandans in February's 2011 election - health.

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2010 ICNE Health and Human Rights Award

thumbs_upRobert Simons, Chair of the International Board of IFHHRO received a Human Rights Award from the International Centre of Nursing Ethics (ICNE) and the University of Surrey.

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India: Call for uniform response to sexual assault

legalCEHAT (Centre for Enquiry in to Health and Allied Themes), an IFHHRO member in India, filed an intervention petition in the Nagpur High Court on 9th Sept 2010 in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed  in 2009.

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Indonesian prisoner dies after being denied access to medical care

complicityThe Indonesian government must immediately initiate an independent, effective, and impartial inquiry into the death of Yusuf Sapakoly, Amnesty International says.

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Colombia: Using the law for advancing the right to health

An article in Hastings International and Comparative Law Review describes the use of the law for advancing health and human rights in Colombia. According to the authors, Colombia stands out as a striking example of judicial activism regarding health rights.

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Latest News

  • Health professionals unethical involvement in CIA torture programme

    complicityAccording to a new report released today by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), recently declassified documents confirm that the CIA conducted experimental research to test an unsupported hypothesis that torture could break the resistance of detainees and aid interrogation. It confirms that health workers were involved in illegal and unethical experiments to define the thresholds of pain and suffering of the torture subjects.

  • USA: Drug courts fail to provide adequeate treatment to drug users

    drugaddictionIn the report Neither Justice nor Treatment, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) states that drug courts in the United States struggle to meet medical and human rights standards. According to the researchers, drug courts – designed to reduce incarceration and provide necessary treatment – routinely fail to provide adequate, medically-sound treatment for substance use disorders.