Emerging Issues in Health and Human Rights: A Reader / Edition 2

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This anthology of articles collected by a cast of award-winning scholars in the field of public health illustrates that promoting and protecting human rights is fundamental to promoting and protecting health. New issues covered in this volume include: emerging technologies; family and health; responding to violence; and methods and strategies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415948074
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sofia Gruskin, JD, MIA, is Associate Professor on Health and Human Rights in the Department of Population and International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Director of the Program on International Health and Human Rights at the Harvard-based François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights.

Michael A. Grodin, M.D., is Co-Director of the Bioethics and Human Rights Program and Professor of Health Law, Socio-Medical Sciences and Community Medicine and Psychiatry at the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine.

Stephen P. Marks is the François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health and Director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights.

George J. Annas is the Edward R. Utley Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health, and Professor in the Boston University School of Medicine and School of Law.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : approaches, methods and strategies in health and human rights
Pt. I The links between health and human rights 1
1 Health and human rights 3
2 The UDHR : fifty years of synergy between health and rights 59
3 Human rights and health : the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 50 63
Pt. II Health and human rights in development 71
4 Rethinking health and human rights : time for a paradigm shift 73
5 Human rights in development : the significance for health 95
6 Indigenous peoples and mega-projects : hydroelectric dams in the land of the Pehuenches in the highlands of the Bio Bio River, Chile, utopia of development and human rights 117
Pt. III Health and human rights in emerging technologies 131
7 Protecting the endangered human : toward an international treaty prohibiting cloning and inheritable alterations 135
8 Tying Prometheus down : human rights issues of human genetic manipulation 163
9 Patents and medicines : the relationship between TRIPS and the human right to health 179
10 TRIPS, pharmaceuticals patents, and access to essential medicines : a long way from Seattle to Doha 203
Pt. IV Health and human rights in sexual and reproductive health 223
11 Children confronting HIV/AIDS : charting the confluence of rights and health 225
12 The "double discourse" on sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America : the chasm between public policy and private actions 247
13 Sexual rights in Southern Africa : a Beijing discourse or a strategic necessity? 271
Pt. V Health and human rights in understanding and responding to violence 293
14 Health professionals and lethal injection execution in the United States 295
15 Maternal mortality in Herat Province, Afghanistan : the need to protect women's rights 333
16 New challenges for humanitarian protection 355
17 Economic sanctions as human rights violations : reconciling political and public health imperatives 367
Pt. VI Methods in health and human rights 379
18 Toward a measure of dignity : indicators for rights-based development 383
19 Measuring human rights 393
20 Tuberculosis control and directly observed therapy from the public health/human rights perspective 413
21 Maternal mortality as a human rights issue : measuring compliance with international treaty obligations 427
Pt. VII The human right to health 469
22 General Comment No. 14 : the right to the highest attainable standard of health (Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) 473
23 The right to health and the Nevirapine case in South Africa 497
24 The human right to health, national courts, and access to HIV/AIDS treatment : a case study from Venezuela 507
Pt. VIII Mobilizing for health and human rights 517
25 The challenge and place of international human rights in public health 519
26 Human rights and the politics of risk and blame : lessons from the international reproductive health movement 527
27 The role of health professionals in protecting and promoting human rights : a paradigm for professional responsibility 537
28 Teaching human rights in graduate health education 549
29 The evolving arms control agenda : implications of the role of NGOs in banning antipersonnel landmines 569
Researching health and human rights on the Web 607
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