Volume 18, Issue 1, June 2016


Photo credit: Mehak Sethi

Table of Contents


Special Section: Tuberculosis and the Right to Health

in collaboration with the International Human Rights Clinic,
University of Chicago Law School

Editorial: Developing a Human Rights-Based Approach to Tuberculosis
Brian Citro, Evan Lyon, Mihir Mankad, Kiran Raj Pandey, and Camila Gianella, Guest Editors

Falling Short of the Rights to Health and Scientific Progress: Inadequate TB Drug Research and Access
Mike Frick, Ian Henry, and Erica Lessem

Multidrug-Resistant TB: Implementing the Right to Health through the Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress
Leslie London, Helen Cox, and Fons Coomans

Detention of People Lost to Follow-Up on TB Treatment in Kenya: The Need for Human Rights-Based Alternatives
Gitau Mburu, Enrique Restoy, Evaline Kibuchi, Paula Holland, and Anthony D. Harries

TB in Vulnerable Populations: The Case of an Indigenous Community in the Peruvian Amazon
Camila Gianella, César Ugarte-Gil, Godofredo Caro, Rula Aylas, César Castro, and Claudia Lema

Litigation as TB Rights Advocacy: A New Delhi Case Study
Kerry McBroom

Double Standards in Global Health: Medicine, Human Rights Law, and Multidrug-Resistant TB Treatment Policy
Thomas Nicholson, Catherine Admay, Aaron Shakow, and Salmaan Keshavjee

Perspective Essays on TB and the Right to Health


Petition 329: A Legal Challenge to the Involuntary Confinement of TB Patients in Kenyan Prisons
Allan Maleche and Nerima Were

Rights-Based TB Programs for Migrants and Prisoners Needed in North Korea
Sandra Fahy

General Papers


Biosocial Approaches to the 2013-2016 Ebola Pandemic
Eugene T. Richardson, Mohamed Bailor Barrie, J. Daniel Kelly, Yusupha Dibba, Songor Koedoyoma, and Paul E. Farmer

An Independent Review and Accountability Mechanism for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Possibilities of a Framework Convention on Global Health
Eric A. Friedman

Essential Medicines in National Constitutions: Progress Since 2008 
S. Katrina Perehudoff, Brigit Toebes, and Hans Hogerzeil 

Opening the Door to Zero New HIV Infections in Closed Settings 
Anna Torriente, Alexander Tadion, and Lee-Nah Hsu

The HIV and AIDS Tribunal of Kenya: An Effective Mechanism for the Enforcement of HIV-Related Human Rights?
Patrick Michael Eba

Human Trafficking Identification and Service Provision in the Medical and Social Service Sectors 
Corinne Schwarz, Erik Unruh, Katie Cronin, Sarah Evans-Simpson, Hannah Britton, and Megha Ramaswamy

The Paradox of Happiness: Health and Human Rights in the Kingdom of Bhutan 
Benjamin Mason Meier and Averi Chakrabarti

The Judicialization of Health and the Quest for State Accountability: Evidence from 1,262 Lawsuits for Access to Medicines in Southern Brazil
João Biehl, Mariana P. Socal, and Joseph J. Amon

Indigenous Child Health in Brazil: The Evaluation of Impacts as a Human Rights Issue 
Anna R. Coates, Sandra del Pino Marchito, and Bernardino Vitoy

Assessing and Improving Children’s Rights in Hospitals: Case Studies from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Moldova
Ana Isabel Fernandes Guerreiro, Aigul Kuttumuratova, Kubanychbek Monolbaev, Larisa Boderscova, Zulfiya Pirova, and Martin W. Weber

Childhood Obesity and the Right to Health
Katharina Ó Cathaoir

Human Rights-Based Approaches to Mental Health: A Review of Programs 
Sebastian Porsdam Mann, Valerie J. Bradley, and Barbara J. Sahakian

Perspective Essays 


Medical Hostages: Detention of Women and Babies in Hospitals 
Delan Devakumar and Rob Yates

Corruption, Proportionality, and their Challenges 
Michael Kirby