War, Political Conflict, and the Right to Health

Leonard Rubenstein The Universal Declaration of Human Rights makes no reference to war except to assert that respect for human rights is a means of preventing it. The lack of attention is not surprising given that in the post-World War II period the conduct of war was the subject of the 1945 Nuremberg Declaration about war crimes and crimes against humanity, and intense debate in the lead-up to the re-drafting…

Reflections on 25 Years of Health and Human Rights: History, Context, and the Need for Strategic Action

Sofia Gruskin When we launched the Health & Human Rights Journal 25 years ago it was a heady time for health and human rights conceptually, empirically, and politically. I had just moved to Boston to begin working with Jonathan Mann and Daniel Tarantola at the newly created FXB Center for Health and Human Rights. In those early years, we hosted two international conferences on health and human rights and began…

The Right to Health: Then, Now and a Call to Arms

Audrey R. Chapman I first became involved with right to health issues around the time of the launching of the Health and Human Rights Journal when I became director of a human rights program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Having spent nearly 10 years in Africa, I gravitated toward economic and social rights and then the right to health naively believing the human rights rhetoric that…

Viewpoints: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Welcome to our new series, Viewpoints, which we have launched to celebrate the Health and Human Rights Journal 25th anniversary, and our new publishing partnership: The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University and the Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University. The Journal was launched under the editorship of Jonathan Mann in 1994, the founder of the FXB Center and the founding Dean of the Dornsife School…