E-news, March 2015
 

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Forthcoming conferences, courses and other meetings, April - September
Sunday, 29 March 2015

On our website in the section News & Events we continually list forthcoming conferences, seminars and courses on health and human rights. Please help us to keep it updated!

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EU: Effects of economic crisis and austerity measures on the right to health
Monday, 23 March 2015

The European Parliament recently published a report on the effects of the economic crisis and resulting austerity measures on various rights. With regards to the right to health, the report shows that the reforms have negatively affected the right to health. The report concludes that poor and homeless people, older people, people with disabilities and their families, women, and undocumented migrants, are among the groups which were disproportionately affected by the measures imposed.

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Forced sterilisation of hiv-positive women in South Africa
Monday, 23 March 2015

Three women’s rights advocacy groups in South Africa have lodged a formal complaint with the South African Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) protesting the "ongoing forced/coerced sterilisation of women living with HIV in South Africa". The complaint is based on 48 documented cases where HIV-positive women were sterilised without their consent or coerced into signing a consent form for sterilisation. 

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USA: Ethical guidelines and practices for military medical professionals
Monday, 23 March 2015

A recommendation by the Pentagon’s independent health advisors states that medical personnel should be excused from duties that violate professional ethics. According to IFHHRO member Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), this expert advice to the U.S. Department of Defense supports the dismissal of disciplinary charges against a Navy nurse who refused to force-feed Guantánamo detainees and faces potential discharge. 

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