Call for papers Health and Human Rights Journal

educationUNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS is guest editing a special section in December 2017 in the Health and Human Rights Journal on "HIV and human rights – Past, present and future". 

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Participatory action research on health and human rights

careRecently, the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Strathclyde (Scotland, UK) published the report of a participatory action research on the right to health. Titled "What do you mean, I have a right to health?", the report focuses on two main groups of marginalized people in Scotland, namely homeless people and female asylum seekers and refugees.

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Ivory Coast: 10th anniversary of the ‘Probo Koala incident’

careOn the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the so-called Probo Koala incident, a group of United Nations human rights experts,including the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, have sent an open letter to the government of Côte d’Ivoire urging it to address the ongoing human rights impacts of the incident, which involved the dumping of toxic waste in Abidjan, the economic capital of this West African country.

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HIV, TB and human rights in Southern and Eastern Africa

legalIn its HIV, TB & Human Rights in Southern and East Africa 2016 Report, the international network ARASA (AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa) examines the legal and regulatory framework for responding to HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis in countries in Southern and East Africa.

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Targeting hospitals in Kashmir

arrestRecently, Indian police and paramilitary personnel barged into a hospital in northern Kashmir and allegedly threatened the volunteer groups serving the wounded and their attendants there. The incident took place in Sopore Sub-District Hospital on the night of August 8th 2016.

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  • 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.