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Tag Archives: right to health

01.24.17

Informed Consent, Gendered Power Relations and the IACHR: the I.V. vs. Bolivia Case

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Andrés Constantin. Andrés is an Adjunct Professor of law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Any questions or comments can be directed to aconstantin@utdt.edu. The right to health requires respect for the will of the individual person with respect to his or her own well-being. To that effect, informed consent should […]

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01.12.17

The Framework Convention on Global Health: A Call for Leadership from the Global Health Trio

By Eric A. Friedman

[This blog was co-authored by Eric A. Friedman and Lawrence O. Gostin, and was first posted with as a Health Affairs blog. It is connected to a related Health Affairs publication, Global Health: A Pivotal Moment Of Opportunity And Peril.] In the current issue of Health Affairs, we explore a pivotal moment of opportunity and peril […]

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11.28.16

Boarding the Framework Convention on Global Health Express

By Eric A. Friedman

This blog was originally posted at the IMAXI Cooperative website. It responds (quite favorably) to a blog by Case Gordon of the IMAXI Cooperative on the Platform for an FCGH transitioning to a formal, Geneva-based NGO. Sometimes the right to health provides a clear answer. Discriminatory laws must be abolished to ensure the right for […]

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11.21.16

Solidarity Forever: Protecting the Right to Health During the Incoming U.S. Administration

By Eric A. Friedman

Respect for equal human dignity, the rule of law, and health in all sectors – these are three preconditions of realizing the right to health. Respect for equal human dignity is the core principle of the right to health and all human rights. Respect for the rule of law is an underlying requirement for the […]

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11.14.16

8 ways to advance social justice after the U.S. election

By Eric A. Friedman

People from all walks of life who believe in human rights and social justice woke up with great fear on November 9. For the U.S. President-elect had, during a bitter campaign, expressed grave disrespect towards large segments of our society, and views and promises deeply at odds with equal human dignity. What are we to […]

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10.31.16

The Disabilities Rights Convention’s 7 Lessons for the FCGH

By Eric A. Friedman

The proposal for a global treaty on the right to health, a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), may reach another milestone in the next two days, with its most prominent appearance yet. For the first time, WHO will hold a forum for the six candidates for next May’s election to be its Director-General. Any […]

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10.31.16

The Disabilities Rights Convention’s 7 Lessons for the FCGH

By Eric A. Friedman

The proposal for a global treaty on the right to health, a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), may reach another milestone in the next two days, with its most prominent appearance yet. For the first time, WHO will hold a forum for the six candidates for next May’s election to be its Director-General. Any […]

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08.10.16

Global health, civil society, and a growing threat

By Eric A. Friedman

In how many ways is civil society integral to achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? In a recent article in Globalization and Health, Julia Smith, Kent Buse, and Case Gordon identify eight ways. I will offer thoughts on several of them, and suggest that given the importance of civil society to the SDGs and […]

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06.09.16

The right to health for all: Ending discrimination against undocumented migrants

By Eric A. Friedman

It is among the most – if not the most – prevalent form of formal discrimination when it comes to the ability of everyone to enjoy universally recognized human rights, embodied in the laws of most countries: discrimination against non-citizens, and above all, against undocumented immigrants, with respect to the right to health. Most countries […]

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04.20.16

Update on IACHR Hearing on Tobacco Control and Human Rights

By Rebecca Reingold

On April 5, the O’Neill Institute, in collaboration with Fundacion InterAmericana del Corazon Argentina (FIC Argentina) and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), participated in a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (the Commission) on the “Right to Health and Tobacco Addiction in the Americas”. It was the first time that the Commission considered the intersection […]

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