E-news, August 2013

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New books on health and human rights

Monday, 26 August 2013

In July and August two books appeared on health and human rights, focusing on current debates in this field: Health and Human Rights by T. Murphy, and Assembling Rights and Health in Global Context by A. Mold & D. Reubi (Eds). 

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New resource: Mental Health Advocacy & Human Rights, UK

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The resource Mental Health Advocacy & Human Rights: Your Guide was published by the British Institute of Human Rights as part of its Human Rights in Healthcare project. The guide is designed to assist advocates in Britain working with people with mental health problems, as well as their clients. The resource offers information about key human rights relevant to mental health and about the UK Human Rights Act.

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Call for abstracts: International conference on young people's health and human rights

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

On 29 and 30 November, the University of Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy, organises an international conference on adolescents' health and human rights. The conference will not only address the health of young people but also their psychological, social and spiritual needs. Abstracts can be submitted until 1 October 2013. 

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Recent additions to the IFHHRO Information Centre

Friday, 9 August 2013

Over the years, IFHHRO has collected and produced numerous (online) resources on health and human rights. Some of these can be downloaded for free through our website.

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Petition against force-feeding of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Physicians for Human Rights-USA has started a petition urging President Obama to stop force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay. Currently, 46 of the 166 detainees being held at the prison are being force-fed. This practice conflicts with the clinical and ethical responsibilities of the medical professionals at Guantánamo Bay and should be abandoned immediately, PHR stresses.

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