Right to Health

Covid-19, Patents and Access to Medication in India

Covid-19, Patents and Access to Medication in India

The Covid-19 pandemic is spreading rapidly across India. India has had a long-drawn struggle around affordable ...
Using Science for Justice: The Implications of the Expert Consensus Statement on Zimbabwe’s HIV Criminalisation Law

Using Science for Justice: The Implications of the Expert Consensus Statement on Zimbabwe’s HIV Criminalisation Law

Criminalising HIV emboldens the dangerous myth that people living with HIV are culpable for the epidemic.
Coronavirus: States Derogating to Suspend Human Rights Obligations

Coronavirus: States Derogating to Suspend Human Rights Obligations

Governments around the world are taking decisive action to contain the spread of a novel coronavirus, (COVID-19), ...
Coronavirus and the Right to Health of Prisoners

Coronavirus and the Right to Health of Prisoners

With over 500 cases of COVID-19 reported in Chinese prisons and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian ...
Using Human Rights Law to Address the Sanitation Crisis in Makhanda

Using Human Rights Law to Address the Sanitation Crisis in Makhanda

As the current Oxford Human Rights Hub/Rhodes University Travelling Fellow, I’ll be blogging about my experiences ...
Justice Kennedy on Healthcare

Justice Kennedy on Healthcare

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who long served as the swing vote on important healthcare-related decisions, retired from ...
Argentine Senate Rejects Bill on Abortion: The Way Forward

Argentine Senate Rejects Bill on Abortion: The Way Forward

The Argentine Senate has recently rejected, by a 7-vote margin, a Bill passed by the Chamber of Deputies on the ...
New Legislation Promoting the Right to Health in Karnataka, India

New Legislation Promoting the Right to Health in Karnataka, India

After a long standoff between private doctors and the Government of Karnataka, India, The Karnataka Medical ...
Recent Legislative Progress on Healthcare Law in China: Establishing “Right to Health” as a Basic Right

Recent Legislative Progress on Healthcare Law in China: Establishing “Right to Health” as a Basic Right

In Chinese law, a “right to health” has long existed as a negative civil right in Civil Law. For the first time in ...
Gaining More from Human Rights: Access to Health Care and Surviving Childbirth is not Enough

Gaining More from Human Rights: Access to Health Care and Surviving Childbirth is not Enough

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all, at all ages. ...
Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence (update)

Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence (update)

Following my earlier blog post on the case of EA, the CA last week handed down its judgment in AM (Zimbabwe) v ...
Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence

Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence

In EA & Ors (Article 3 medical cases – Paposhvili not applicable) [2017] UKUT 00445, the Upper Tribunal ...

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