E-news, August 2015
 

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Forced organ testing in China
Friday, 28 August 2015

The international association DAFOH (Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting) is fighting unethical and illegal organ harvesting. DAFOH is especially focusing on China, since in that country the largest number of organs have been harvested without consent. Evidence collected since 2006 points out that the source of the bulk of Chinese transplant organs are prisoners of conscience such as Falun Gong practitioners, who are killed in the process of the organ extraction. DAFOH is currently collecting signatures for a petition to the UN Human Rights High Commissioner, calling for an immediate end to forced organ harvesting. 

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The right to health in the post-2015 agenda
Friday, 28 August 2015

The Millennium Development Goals expire at the end of 2015 and global negotiations are underway to finalise the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. An article in BMC International Health and Human Rights examines why it appears the right to health, so far, is not gaining direct expression in post-2015 discussions. This article can be downloaded from our website for free.

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Call for participation and papers Global Congress on Intellectual Property & the Public Interest
Thursday, 20 August 2015

The fourth annual Global Congress on Intellectual Property & the Public Interest will be held from 15 to 17 December in New Delhi, India. The Access to Medicines track is calling for participation from scholars & researchers as well as activists and civil society networks. The Access to Medicines track will bring scholars, activists, and practitioners together to focus on how law and policy can be reshaped to expand access to quality, affordable medicines and health technologies for all. 

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Move or die. Migratory Routes from Sub-Saharan Countries to Europe
Thursday, 20 August 2015

The report Move or die. Migratory Routes from Sub-Saharan Countries to Europe summarises the information and testimonies collected by IFHHRO member Medici per i Diritti Umani (Doctors for Human Rights - MEDU) during the first 6 months of activities of the project 'ON TO: Stopping the torture of refugees from Sub-Saharan countries along the migratory route to Northern Africa'. This report focuses in particular on the knowledge gained about migration routes, smuggling and trafficking on the way to Northern Africa and on the kind of violence and tortures migrants suffer during this long journey. 

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