VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE Compulsory Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation, Health, and Human Rights in Asia

Volume 24/1, June 2022, pp. 203-215 |  PDF Quinten Lataire, Karen Peters, and Claudia Stoicescu Participants APINUN ARAMRATTANA, assistant professor, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, and member of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) Asia-Pacific Expert Advisory Group on Compulsory Facilities for People Who Use Drugs JUDY CHANG, executive director of the International Network of People Who…

VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Access

Volume 23/1, June 2021, pp. 273-288 PDF Els Torreele and Joseph J. Amon Introduction The rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines is an amazing achievement. It shows how much can be accomplished when human ingenuity, solid medical research capacity, and private-sector product development infrastructure are given extensive public support, from basic research to massive subsidies along the research and development (R&D) and manufacturing pipeline. However, this historic accomplishment is hardly a…

A Virtual Roundtable with Special Rapporteurs on the Right to Health

Volume 22/2, December 2020, pp 333 – 345 PDF Carmel Williams and Joseph J. Amon Introduction Since 2002 the United Nations, through the (now) Human Rights Council, has mandated experts to advance the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, is the fourth, and most recent appointment to this post, and the first woman to hold it. Called Special Rapporteurs,…

A Virtual Roundtable on COVID-19 and Human Rights with Human Rights Watch Researchers

PDF Joseph J. Amon and Margaret Wurth Introduction International human rights law guarantees everyone the right to the highest attainable standard of health and obligates governments to take steps to prevent threats to public health and to provide medical care to those who need it. Human rights law also recognizes that in the context of serious public health threats and public emergencies threatening the life of the nation, restrictions on…