- 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
Consortium Winning Essay: The Right to Health in Indigenous Guatemala: Prevailing Historical Structures in the Context of Health Care
Alexander M. Lawton
Consortium Winning Essay: Accelerating Progress in Tobacco Control: The Example of Tobacco Litigation in India and South Africa
A Narrow Escape in Nepal: Reflections on Disaster Responses and Better Futures
Physicians Trained to Work with Torture Survivors Can Add Critical Expertise in Jails
Ross MacDonald, Zachary Rosner, Homer Venters
Letter to the Editor and Author Response: Solitary Confinement and Mental Illness
Thomas R. Blair and Keramet A. Reiter
The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Access to Medicines (6/18/2015)
Recent Blog Posts
- Update: Australia Bars Health and Humanitarian Workers From Speaking About Human Rights Abuses
- Time to Rock the System? Reproductive Health Rights Still Inaccessible in Ireland
- Book Brief: The Right to Health of the Child
- Dignity Matters: Applying Human Rights Frameworks to Health
- President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is a Win for Health Rights
- Treatment as Prevention: Vancouver Consensus Calls for Immediate and Universal ART
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