- 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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PAPERS IN PRESS
Essential Medicines in National Constitutions: Progress Since 2008
S. Katrina Perehudoff, Brigit Toebes, and Hans Hogerzeil
The Judicialization of Health and the Quest for State Accountability: Evidence from 1,262 Lawsuits for Access to Medicines in Southern Brazil
João Biehl, Mariana P. Socal, Joseph J. Amon
Human Trafficking Identification and Service Provision in the Medical and Social Service Sectors
Corinne Schwarz, Erik Unruh, Katie Cronin, Sarah Evans-Simpson, Hannah Britton, and Megha Ramaswamy
The Paradox of Happiness Health and Human Rights in the Kingdom of Bhutan
Benjamin Mason Meier and Averi Chakrabarti
Assessing and Improving Children’s Rights in Hospitals: Case Studies from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Moldova
Ana Isabel Fernandes Guerreiro, Aigul Kuttumuratova, Kubanychbek Monolbaev, Larisa Boderscova, Zulfiya Pirova, and Martin W. Weber
Childhood Obesity and the Right to Health
Katharina Ó Cathaoir
The HIV and AIDS Tribunal of Kenya: An Effective Mechanism for the Enforcement of HIV-Related Human Rights
Patrick Michael Eba
Opening the Door to Zero New HIV Infections in Closed Settings
Anna Torriente, Alexander Tadion, and Lee-Nah Hsu
Biosocial Approaches to the 2013-2015 Ebola Pandemic
Eugene T. Richardson, Mohamed Bailor Barrie, J. Daniel Kelly, Yusupha Dibba, Songor Koedoyoma, and Paul Farmer
Recent Perspectives Pieces
Medical Hostages: Detention of Women and Babies in Hospitals
Delan Devakumar and Rob Yates
Extending the Right to Health to the Moment of Death: End of Life Care and the Right to Palliation in Rwanda
Agnes Binagwaho, Sardis H. Harward, Theophile Dushime, Jean de Dieu Ngirabega, Parfait Uwaliraye, Cathy Mugeni, Kirstin W. Scott, Marie Aimee Muhimpundu, Jean Pierre Nyemazi
Making Medicines Accessible: Alternatives to the Flawed Patent System
SDG SERIES: SDGs and the Importance of Formal Independent Review: An Opportunity for Health to Lead the Way
COP21 SERIES: Full list of COP21 SERIES essays and blogs
SDG SERIES: Full list of SDG SERIES essays and blogs
- Using a Human Rights Accountability Framework to Respond to Zika
- Facilitating Accountability for the Right to Health: Mainstreaming WHO Participation in Human Rights Monitoring
- Contributing to the Accountability Web: The Role of NHRIs and the SDGs
- The Problems with the Proposed Indicators for Monitoring Universal Health Coverage in the Sustainable Development Goals
- Book Review: Litigating the Right to Health in Africa: Challenges and Prospects
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