Possible paralysation of convicted man in Saudi Arabia

Physicians in Saudi Arabia have refused to carry out a punishment as suggested by a court. A Saudi Arabian judge approached hospitals with the question whether it would be possible to deliberately damage a man’s spinal cord as a punishment for his attacking and paralyzing another man.

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Distance learning courses HREA

sample1_lnewsHuman Rights Education Associates (HREA) is issuing a final call for applications for a series of new short certificate courses via e-learning. These short e-learning courses are six weeks in duration and involve approximately 30 hours of reading, interaction with students and instructor on discussion boards, and web-based seminars with invited guests.

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Call for nominations


The Global Health Workforce Alliance is calling for nominees for a series of awards that will be presented at the Global Forum on Human Resources for Health to take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 25 to 29 January 2011.

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Pain treatment for Kenyan children

Human Rights Watch (HRW) urges Kenyan government to provide pain treatment for Kenyan children in acute and chronic pain suffer needlessly because of government policies that restrict access to inexpensive pain medicines, a lack of investment in palliative care services, and inadequately trained health workers, Human Rights Watch said in a report released recently.

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Update online training manual Human Rights for Health Workers

sample2_lnewsIFHHRO's training manual Human Rights for Health Workers has recently been updated by adding new sessions in French.

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  • 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.