- 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
SDG SERIES: SDGs and the Importance of Formal Independent Review: An Opportunity for Health to Lead the Way
SDG Series Blog Posts
- COP21 SERIES: Calling for blogs on climate change and the right to health
- SDG SERIES: With SDGs Now Adopted, Human Rights Must Inform Implementation and Accountability
- SDG SERIES: Progress on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene through SDG 6? Only if the Focus Shifts to Eliminating Inequalities
- SDG SERIES: The Access to Medicine Index and Accountability of Pharmaceutical Companies
- SDG SERIES: Opportunities for Realizing the Child's Right to Health Under the SDGs
- SDG SERIES: The World’s Poor are Being Denied the Right to Share in Scientific Advancement
- SDG SERIES: Are SDGs the Vehicle to End AIDS by 2030? Only if Driven by Human Rights
- SDG SERIES: Transforming our World: Reflections on the Sustainable Development Goal for Peace
- SDG SERIES: SDGs in the Face of a Global Refugee Crisis: Leaving millions behind?
- SDG SERIES: SDGs vs Trade Agreements: Not a Fair Fight
- SDG SERIES: SDGs Adopting a Rights-based Approach to Human Trafficking
- SDG SERIES: The SDG on Decent Work: Human Right or Business as Usual?
- SDG SERIES: SDGs Treatment of TB and the Right to Health is Woefully Inadequate
- SDG SERIES: Leaving No One Behind: Human Rights and Accountability are Fundamental to Addressing Disparities in Sexual and Reproductive Health
- SDG SERIES: Inconsistent translation from science to practice: SDGs and the health impacts of climate change
- SDG SERIES: The Slippery Target for Child Survival in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- SDG SERIES: Evaluating Universal Health Coverage as a Sustainable Development Goal
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