The Human Rights Accountability Project

educationThe Human Rights Accountability Project is a project of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance. Designed originally to help churches, related organizations and partners to make better use of international human rights instruments and mechanisms, this resource can also be useful for non-faith-based organisations.

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Nigeria: Doctors on strike and the right to health

protest The Social and Economic Rights Action Center (SERAC) in Nigeria has strongly condemned the prolonged strike action by doctors working in Lagos government-owned hospitals.

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Health and human rights in pretrial detention

legalIn an article in the online weekly Pambazuka News, Kersty McCourt raises awareness on the human rights and health consequences of pretrial detention in countries all over the world.

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Australian doctors concerned about mental health in jails

protestThe Australian Medical Association is demanding a massive injection of funds into prison mental health services. It is claiming thousands of prisoners are "time-bombs waiting to go off" as governments ignore the crisis.

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Discrimination in health care in the US

careHuman rights advocacy groups in the United States have called for federal and state governments to make more concerted efforts to sweep away racial and ethnic disparities in people’s health and in health care.

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Latest News

  • UK: Discriminatory National Health System policies

    protestLast week, thousands of NHS (National Health System) workers and activists marched in the cities of London, Newcastle and Manchester to protest against a health policy that has left migrants too scared to access care.  The government’s so-called ‘hostile environment’ policy has been described as discriminatory and inhumane.

     
  • Ghana: Ban shackling and invest in mental health services

    complicityThe government of Ghana should ensure adequate funding for mental health services in the country, a coalition of Ghanaian and international nongovernmental groups said. This is as a crucial step to eliminating the widespread practice of shackling and other abuses against people with psychosocial disabilities. The coalition includes several mental health and human rights organizations in Ghana, Human Rights Watch, CBM, Disability Rights Advocacy Fund, Anti-Torture Initiative, and the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez.