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Brigit Toebes, Mette Hartlev, Aart Hendriks, and Janne R. Herrmann (eds.)
Intersentia (April 2012)
The editors of Health and Human Rights in Europe provide a convincing legal argument and framework for applying human rights law to various health issues, addressing the idea of “health and human rights” from international, European, and national public health and legal perspectives. In this broad analysis of health and human rights, focus is placed on European-specific protections, the meaning of health-related rights and bioethical implications, health inequalities in vulnerable European populations, and the scope of European considerations for the right to health.
By applying the right to health to specific health issues, such as reproductive health, physician-assisted suicide, children’s health, and the rights of people with disabilities, the editors demonstrate health and human rights issues and laws in practice. The legal grounding of health rights in international bodies, the European Union, and domestic law also demonstrates the universal nature of these rights. In linking the right to health to medical and health law, public health, and patients’ rights, contributors to this volume provide further evidence for the cross-cutting importance of these issues. The history of human rights and rights-based theoretical frameworks inform the case studies throughout the book.
Inclusion of legal details about human rights, and extensive referencing, renders this book invaluable for law and policy makers. Public health practitioners will also find this an interesting and informative read with a solid legal foundation.
Papers In Press
Europe’s Shifting Response to HIV/AIDS: From Human Rights to Risk Management
HIV, Hepatitis C, TB, Harm Reduction, and Persons Deprived of Liberty: What Standards Does International Human Rights Law Establish?
Gen Sander and Rick Lines
International Human Rights and the Mistreatment of Women during Childbirth
Rajat Khosla, Christina Zampas, Joshua P. Vogel, Meghan A. Bohren, Mindy Roseman, and Joanna N. Erdman
HIV and the Right to Health in Colombia
Corey Prachniak-Rincón and Jimena Villar de Onís
Transforming Policy into Justice: The Role of Health Advocates in Mozambique
Ellie Feinglass, Nadja Gomes, and Vivek Maru
Reproductive Health Policy in Tunisia: Women's Right to Reproductive Health and Gender Empowerment
Nada Amroussia, Alison Hernandez, and Isabel Goicolea
Letter to the Editor: Moving the Debate Forward in Right to Health Litigation
Octavio Luiz Motta Ferraz
Letter to the Editor Response: On the Heterogeneity and Politics of the Judicialization of Health in Brazil
João Biehl, Mariana P. Socal, Joseph J. Amon
Terminal Patients and the Right to Refuse Medical Treatment in Argentina
Martín Hevia and Daniela Schnidrig
Book review: Advancing Global Health and Human Rights in this Neoliberal Era
Harvard FXB Health and Human Rights Consortium Student Essay Competition:
Human Rights, Law and Abortion in El Salvador
Lessons from Jonathan Mann: The Ten Commandments on Multidrug-Resistant TB
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