Right to Health

Justice Scalia, Challenges to the Affordable Care Act, and a Missed Opportunity to Meaningfully Engage the Right to Healthcare

Justice Scalia, Challenges to the Affordable Care Act, and a Missed Opportunity to Meaningfully Engage the Right to Healthcare

Justice Antonin Scalia was known for his polarising opinions on fundamental issues in American policy. Yet, his ...
Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Some women in India have to risk their life and sexual integrity when they decide to go to the toilet. Others who ...
Recent Developments in the Australian Health Policy Further Undermine the Right to Health

Recent Developments in the Australian Health Policy Further Undermine the Right to Health

As a developed country, Australia has a generally high standard of health care. Various kinds of public ...
Ebola and Understanding Health Crises as Threats to International Security

Ebola and Understanding Health Crises as Threats to International Security

On 14 January 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to the two-year Ebola outbreak in West ...
Revisiting Mass Sterilisation in India – Population Management or Menace?

Revisiting Mass Sterilisation in India – Population Management or Menace?

According to the 2011 census, the population of India was recorded as 1.2 billion people. Such a situation calls ...
Aboriginal Right to Pursue Traditional Medicine Recognised by Canadian Judge

Aboriginal Right to Pursue Traditional Medicine Recognised by Canadian Judge

A Canadian judge has ruled that a constitutional right exists for certain aboriginals in Canada to choose ...
When Policing Meets Health: International Experts call for Improved Alliance between Law Enforcement and Public Health

When Policing Meets Health: International Experts call for Improved Alliance between Law Enforcement and Public Health

The 2nd International Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference, organised by the Centre of Law Enforcement and ...
The Missing Human Rights Impact Assessment of European Union Free Trade Agreements

The Missing Human Rights Impact Assessment of European Union Free Trade Agreements

The European Union is pursuing a proactive policy to conclude free trade agreements with numerous countries around ...
Women’s and children’s health: Evidence of impact of human rights

Women’s and children’s health: Evidence of impact of human rights

During 2011-13, I had the fortune to serve as a part-time Senior Human Rights Advisor to WHO Assistant ...
The European Social Charter in Austerity Europe: Damning Conclusions on the Right of Access to Healthcare in Spain

The European Social Charter in Austerity Europe: Damning Conclusions on the Right of Access to Healthcare in Spain

Recent conclusions published by the European Committee on Social Rights (ECSR) present yet another damning ...
Gene patenting overruled but leaves lasting repercussions for minorities

Gene patenting overruled but leaves lasting repercussions for minorities

Last month, Angelina Jolie penned an op-ed piece in The New York Times about her decision to undergo genetic ...
What can we learn from the Novartis case?

What can we learn from the Novartis case?

By Swaraj Barooah Last week’s decision by the Indian Supreme Court to reject Novartis’ patent application over ...

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