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Climate change threatens the health of all people and the planet with its most severe effects on people who already struggle to enjoy their human rights.
At the end of November world leaders will meet in Paris at the UN Climate Conference (COP21). The purpose is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate which will keep global warming below 2°C.
Ahead of the COP21 Paris Conference, the Health and Human Rights Journal will be publishing a series of blogs about climate change, the right to health, and COP21.
Mary Robinson, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change, former President of Ireland and UN Human Rights Commissioner, will launch the series. She wrote a Foreword in the June 2014 Health and Human Rights Journal special issue on Climate Justice and the Right to Health. Co-editor of that issue, Jay Lemery, also contributed a blog on climate change to our recent SDG SERIES.
We are inviting contributions to the series, which will begin in mid October. Please send your blogs of approximately 500-700 words, to the Journal email: email@example.com, by October 15.
Letter to the Editor: The Rule of Law as a Social Determinant of Health
O.B. K. Dingake
Letter to the Editor: Refusal to Treat Patients Does Not Work in Any Country – Even if Misleadingly Labelled Conscientious Objection
Christian Fiala and Joyce H. Arthur
Letter to the Editor Response: Much to Debate about Conscientious Objection
Wendy Chavkin, Laurel Swerdlow, and Jocelyn Fifield
Papers in Press
The Cholera Epidemic in Zimbabwe, 2008-2009; A Review and Critique of the Evidence
C. Nicholas Cuneo, Richard Sollom, and Chris Beyrer
Letter to the Editor: Human Rights, TB, Legislation and Jurisprudence
O. B. K. Dingake
UNstoppable: How Advocates Persevered in the Fight for Justice for Haitian Cholera Victims
HIV Criminalization Laws and the Right to Health
Canada’s Mining Industry in Guatemala and the Right to Health of Indigenous Peoples