Capturing and Preserving Health Rights Expertise

There have been four Special Rapporteurs on the right to health since the mandate was established by the then UN Human Rights Committee in 2002, and throughout each tenure a considerable volume of reports and letters is generated. These independent experts identify general trends related to the right to health, highlight specific challenges and recommend solutions, and undertake country visits to examine the situation concerning the right to health in…

Paul Farmer our Editor-in-Chief Dies

Editor-in-Chief Paul Farmer died in his sleep, in Rwanda, on February 21. It is with great sadness that we write this news, remembering our leader at the Journal, a man deeply committed to human rights and health, to exposing and overcoming the inequities all too obvious in global health. Paul took over as Editor-in-Chief in 2008, bringing a commitment to Health and Human Rights Journal┬áthat it would become an open…