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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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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Position of human rights education in medical schools in Asia

ifhhro logoFollowing an IFHHRO Health and Human Rights course in Taiwan, two medical students from India, Nishtha Khatri and Neha Masrani, investigated the position of human rights within the medical curricula in medical schools across Asia, as well as what the ideas of medical student are regarding this subject.

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India: Statement condemning the persecution of the Lawyers Collective by the Home Ministry

arrestEarlier this month, the Government of India suspended the FCRA registration of the internationally well-known Lawyers Collective for 6 months, for alleged violations of FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) norms. Senior lawyers Indira Jaising (former member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women), and Anand Grover (former Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health) have been especially targeted.

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Report Special Rapporteur on adolescents' right to health

educationIn his latest report to the UN Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Dainius Puras, focuses on the right to health of adolescents. He calls upon States to remove all legal barriers to access health facilities, goods and services that interfere with the rights of adolescents to be heard and to be taken seriously.

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