Filling the gap: A Learning Network for Health and Human Rights in the Western Cape, South Africa

Leslie London, Nicolé Fick, Khai Hoan Tram, Maria Stuttaford Health and Human Rights 14/1 Published June 2012 Abstract We draw on the experience of a Learning Network for Health and Human Rights (LN) involving collaboration between academic institutions and civil society organizations in the Western Cape, South Africa, aimed at identifying and disseminating best practice related to the right to health. The LN’s work in materials development, participatory research, training…

Abstract – Brazilian policy responses to violence against women: Government strategy and the help-seeking behaviors of women who experience violence

Ligia Kiss, Ana Flavia Lucas d’Oliveira, Cathy Zimmerman, Lori Heise, Lilia Blima Schraiber, Charlotte Watts Health and Human Rights 14/1 Published June 2012 Abstract Over the past three decades, international covenants have been signed and countries have implemented strategies and legislation to address violence against women. Concurrently, strong evidence on the magnitude and impact of violence against women has emerged from around the world. Despite a growing understanding of factors…

Brazilian policy responses to violence against women: Government strategy and the help-seeking behaviors of women who experience violence

Ligia Kiss, Ana Flavia Lucas d’Oliveira, Cathy Zimmerman, Lori Heise, Lilia Blima Schraiber, Charlotte Watts Health and Human Rights 14/1 Published June 2012 Abstract Over the past three decades, international covenants have been signed and countries have implemented strategies and legislation to address violence against women. Concurrently, strong evidence on the magnitude and impact of violence against women has emerged from around the world. Despite a growing understanding of factors…

Abstract – Between the court and the clinic: Lawsuits for medicines and the right to health in Brazil

João Biehl, Joseph J. Amon, Mariana P. Socal, Adriana Petryna Health and Human Rights 14/1 Published June 2012 Abstract Background: The Brazilian Constitution states: “Health is the right of all persons and the duty of the State.” Yet individuals in Brazil frequently face barriers to health prevention and treatment. One response to these barriers has been a “judicialization” of the right to health, with an increasing number of patients suing…

Between the court and the clinic: Lawsuits for medicines and the right to health in Brazil

João Biehl, Joseph J. Amon, Mariana P. Socal, Adriana Petryna Health and Human Rights 14/1 Published June 2012 Abstract Background: The Brazilian Constitution states: “Health is the right of all persons and the duty of the State.” Yet individuals in Brazil frequently face barriers to health prevention and treatment. One response to these barriers has been a “judicialization” of the right to health, with an increasing number of patients suing…

Abstract – Bridging international law and rights-based litigation: Mapping health-related rights through the development of the Global Health and Human Rights Database

Benjamin Mason Meier, Oscar A. Cabrera, Ana Ayala, Lawrence O. Gostin Health and Human Rights 14/1 Published June 2012 Abstract The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, the World Health Organization, and the Lawyers Collective have come together to develop a searchable Global Health and Human Rights Database that maps the intersection of health and human rights in judgments, international and regional instruments, and national…

Bridging international law and rights-based litigation: Mapping health-related rights through the development of the Global Health and Human Rights Database

Benjamin Mason Meier, Oscar A. Cabrera, Ana Ayala, Lawrence O. Gostin Health and Human Rights 14/1 Published June 2012 Abstract The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, the World Health Organization, and the Lawyers Collective have come together to develop a searchable Global Health and Human Rights Database that maps the intersection of health and human rights in judgments, international and regional instruments, and national…

Abstract – Pillars for progress on the right to health: Harnessing the potential of human rights through a Framework Convention on Global Health

 Eric A. Friedman and Lawrence O. Gostin Health and Human Rights 14/1 Published June 2012 Abstract Ever more constitutions incorporate the right to health, courts continue to expand their right to health jurisprudence, and communities and civil society increasingly turn to the right to health in their advocacy. Yet the right remains far from being realized. Even with steady progress on numerous fronts of global health, vast inequities at the…

Pillars for progress on the right to health: Harnessing the potential of human rights through a Framework Convention on Global Health

 Eric A. Friedman and Lawrence O. Gostin Health and Human Rights 14/1 Published June 2012 Abstract Ever more constitutions incorporate the right to health, courts continue to expand their right to health jurisprudence, and communities and civil society increasingly turn to the right to health in their advocacy. Yet the right remains far from being realized. Even with steady progress on numerous fronts of global health, vast inequities at the…

Recent health and human rights literature

by Kathy Wang   Health Equity, Social Justice, and Human Rights Ann Taket Routledge (June 2012) ISBN 9780415613750 224 pages $48.95 In Health Equity, Social Justice, and Human Rights, Ann Taket explains the importance of linking health and human rights, and how combining these concepts into a human rights framework can support public health and health advocacy efforts. Taket first describes and analyzes global, regional, national, and subnational human rights…