- About HHR
Health and Human Rights began publication in 1994 under the editorship of Jonathan Mann. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health, assumed the editorship in 2007. Health and Human Rights is an online, open-access publication.
Health and Human Rights provides an inclusive forum for action-oriented dialogue among human rights practitioners. The journal endeavors to increase access to human rights knowledge in the health field by linking an expanded community of readers and contributors. Following the lead of a growing number of open access publications, the full text of Health and Human Rights is freely available to anyone with internet access.
Health and Human Rights focuses rigorous scholarly analysis on the conceptual foundations and challenges of rights discourse and action in relation to health. The journal is dedicated to empowering new voices from the field — highlighting the innovative work of groups and individuals in direct engagement with human rights struggles as they relate to health. We seek to foster engaged scholarship and reflective activism. In doing so, we invite informed action to realize the full spectrum of human rights.
Health and Human Rights publishes two issues each year in June and December.
The Health and Human Rights website provides additional opportunities for interactive dialogue on pertinent controversial topics and news. A regularly updated “Perspectives” section provides space for contributors to share information and express their views on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to the themes of the journal’s print issues. The HHR blog highlights recent relevant news and includes short opinion pieces from guest bloggers.
Health and Human Rights is an international journal dedicated to scholarship and praxis that advance health as an issue of fundamental human rights and social justice. It seeks to provide a forum for academics, practitioners and activists from public health, human rights and related fields to explore how rights-based approaches to health can be implemented in practice. In so doing, it contributes to fostering a global movement for health and human rights.
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Recent Perspectives Pieces
Making Medicines Accessible: Alternatives to the Flawed Patent System
Universal Health Care? (Un)documented Migrants in Southeast Asia
CHAN Chee Khoon
SDG SERIES: SDGs and the Importance of Formal Independent Review: An Opportunity for Health to Lead the Way
Student Leadership in the Creation and Operation of an Asylum Clinic
Eleanor Emery, Carmen Stellar, Krista Dubin, Taryn Clark, Aynsley Duncan, Alejandro Lopez, Joanne Ahola, Terri Edersheim, and Nicole Sirotin
COP21 SERIES: Full list of COP21 SERIES essays and blogs
SDG SERIES: Full list of SDG SERIES essays and blogs
- NEW HHRJ SERIES: Calling for blogs on SDGs, Accountability, and the Right to Health
- COP21 SERIES: Divestment from Fossil Fuels Promotes Climate Change Mitigation and Protection of the Right to Health
- Mary Robinson Introduces the COP21 SERIES: Climate change, COP21, and the right to health
- COP21 SERIES: Free trade undermines our right to health and the fight against climate change
- COP21 SERIES: Will developed countries recognize their right-to-health obligations in Paris?
- COP21 SERIES: Human Rights in the Paris Agreement—A Key Opportunity to Protect Health and the Rights of Those Most Vulnerable to Climate Change
- COP21: The Impact of Climate Change on the World’s Marginalized Populations: Turkana County, Kenya
- COP21 SERIES: Designers Should Be Health Advocates at the Paris Negotiations
- COP21 SERIES: Tackling Climate Change is Great for Global Health
- COP21 SERIES: Climate Change Contributes To Collective Violence
- COP21 SERIES Reshaping the landscape: The geography of human rights, climate change, and disasters
- COP21 SERIES A symbiotic relationship: Sustainable Development Goals and COP21
- COP21 SERIES: Calling for blogs on climate change and the right to health
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