411 WE ARE NOT MAKING THIS UP: THE VAST MAJORITY OF STATES HAVE ALREADY OBLIGATED THEMSELVES TO RESPECT, PROTECT AND FULFILL ALL HUMAN RIGHTS. (ESCR-Net) »

The human rights framework, a major instrument for accountability, is under attack

1. The UN is explicitly an intergovernmental body; if UN Read more…

410 JUST AS CAPITALISM IS GLOBALIZED, WE MUST GLOBALIZE THE STRUGGLE FOR THE RIGHTS OF THOSE RENDERED POOR. (Roshan Bhati) »

Keep in mind: The power of the people is stronger than the people in power. (Babu Owino)

Human rights embody a social learning Read more…

409 THE NEXT FIFTEEN YEARS DEVELOPMENT OUTLOOK: IS THE BALANCE ALREADY IRREVERSIBLY SKEWED IN FAVOR OF PRIVATE INTERESTS AND AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS? »

-We are, more and more, seeing a process of outsourcing the international development agenda. – The narrative of ‘progress’ is no longer sustainable. Read more…

408 IN 1793, THE MILITANT REVOLUTIONARY OLYMPIA DE GOUGES PROPOSED A DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN INCLUDING THEIR CIVIC RIGHTS. THE GUILLOTINE CHOPPED HER HEAD. (Eduardo Galeano) »

In many parts of the world, cows are given more rights than women. (Huffington Post)

We cannot let anybody forget the-female-face-of-poverty

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Claudio Schuftan, Member of the Steering Council of the People’s Health Movement, Saigon, Vietnam International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Edition, 2, 2017, Read more…

117 Las ambigüedades en torno a la Cobertura Universal de Salud (CUS): ¿Reforma progresiva o complot neoliberal? »

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EDITORIAL Social Medicine/Medicina Social, Vol.10, No.2, August 2016, pp.36-40. Also available in English as “How is the human rights-based approach to change the Read more…

43. AFTER ONE REPEATEDLY HITS ONE’S HEAD AGAINST THE WALL OF HARD REALITIES, IT BEHOOVES ANYBODY HONEST WITH HIM/HERSELF TO CHANGE HIS/HER VIEWS. »

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1. For the last 25 years, I have been in the global health in development business; mostly addressing it from the perspectives of Read more…

407 INEQUALITY IS NOT JUST AN ECONOMIC ISSUE, BUT A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE. EXTREME INEQUALITY IS THE ANTITHESIS OF HUMAN RIGHTS. (Philip Alston) »

[Taken from ‘From Disparity to Dignity: Tackling Economic Inequality Through the SDGs’, Human Rights Policy Brief, CESR, November 2016. I found this briefing Read more…

406 SUBSTANTIVE WORK OF WHO, PARTICULARLY IN RELATION TO HEALTH SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT, SHOULD COUNTER THE PRIVATIZATION AGENDA, BUT DOES IT? »

1. Donor countries (the US in particular) continue to push WHO towards working with industry through ‘multi‐stakeholder partnerships’, rather than giving WHO the Read more…

405 FOR TOO LONG IT WAS CONSIDERED THAT TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS COULD NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS. THIS HAS NOW CHANGED. »

Already the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 interpreted the issue as implying that no State, group or person has the right Read more…