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Perspectives on Health and Human Rights by Jonathan M. Mann
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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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: Approaches, Methods and Strategies in Health and Human Rights Sofia Gruskin, Michael A. Grodin, George J. Annas and Stephen P. Marks Part I The Links Between Health and Human Rights 1. Health and Human Rights Sofia Gruskin and Daniel Tarantola 2. The UDHR: Fifty Years of Synergy Between Health and Rights Gro Harlem Brundtland 3. Human Rights and Health: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 50 George J. Annas Part II Health and Human Rights in Development 4. Rethinking Health and Human Rights: Time for a Paradigm Shift Paul Farmer with Nicole Gastineau 5. Human Rights in Development: The Significance for Health Stephen P. Marks 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 Claudio Gonzalez-Parra Part III Health and Human Rights in Emerging Technologies 7. Protecting the Endangered Human: Toward an International Treaty Prohibiting Cloning and Inheritable Alterations George J. Annas, Lori B. Andrews and Rosario M. Isasi 8. Tying Prometheus Down: Human Rights Issues of Human Genetic Manipulation Stephen P. Marks 9. Patents and Medicines: The Relationship Between TRIPS and the Human Right to Health Philippe Cullet 10. TRIPS, Pharmaceuticals Patents, and Access to Essential Medicines: A Long Way from Seattle to Doha Ellen 't Hoen Part IV Health and Human Rights in Sexual and Reproductive Health 11. Children Confronting HIV/AIDS: Charting the Confluence of Rights and Health Daniel Tarantola and Sofia Gruskin 12. The "Double Discourse" on Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Latin America: The Chasm Between Public Policy and Private Actions Bonnie Shepard 13. Sexual Rights in Southern Africa: A Beijing Discourse or a Strategic Necessity?Barbara Klugman Part V Health and Human Rights in Understanding and Responding to Violence 14. Health Professionals and Lethal Injection Execution in the United States Joan M. LeGraw and Michael A. Grodin 15. Maternal Mortality in Herat Province, Afghanistan: The Need to Protect Women's Rights Physicians for Human Rights 16. New Challenges for Humanitarian Protection Claude Bruderlein and Jennifer Leaning 17. Economic Sanctions as Human Rights Violations: Reconciling Political and Public Health Imperatives Stephen P. Marks Part VI Methods in Health and Human Rights 18. Toward a Measure of Dignity: Indicators for Rights-Based Development Craig G. Mokhiber 19. Measuring Human Rights Kate Raworth 20. Tuberculosis Control and Directly Observed Therapy from the Public Health/Human Rights Perspective Anna-Karin Hurtig, John D. H. Porter and Jessica A. Ogden 21. Maternal Mortality as a Human Rights Issue: Measuring Compliance with International Treaty Obligations Alicia Ely Yamin and Deborah P. Maine Part VII The Human Right to Health 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 Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 23. The Right to Health and the Nevirapine Case in South Africa George J. Annas 24. The Human Right to Health, National Courts, and Access to HIV/AIDS Treatment: A Case Study from Venezuela Mary Ann Torres Part VIII Mobilizing for Health and Human Rights 25. The Challenge and Place of International Human Rights in Public Health Cheryl E. Easley, Stephen P. Marks, and Russell E. Morgan Jr. 26. Human Rights and the Politics of Risk and Blame: Lessons from the International Reproductive Health Movement Lynn P. Freedman 27. The Role of Health Professionals in Protecting and Promoting Human Rights: A Paradigm for Professional Responsibility Susannah Sirkin, Vincent Iacopino, Michael A. Grodin and Yael Danieli 28. Teaching Human Rights in Graduate Health Education Vincent Iacopino 29. The Evolving Arms Control Agenda: Implications of the Role of NGOs in Banning Antipersonnel Landmines Kenneth R. Rutherford Researching Health and Human Rights on the Web Permissions About the Contributors About the Editors Index

Author Biography

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 Francois-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 Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health and Director of the Francois-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.
Release date NZ
June 2nd, 2005
Edited by George J. Annas Edited by Michael A. Grodin Edited by Sofia Gruskin Edited by Stephen P Marks
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd Revised edition
1 black & white illustrations
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