New! 20th Anniversary Issue of Health & Human Rights Journal

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“…even in low-income countries, important demands for health-related entitlements are being framed in terms of legally enforceable claims.”

We’re delighted to announce the publication of the latest issue of Health and Human Rights Journal, which marks the 20th anniversary of its founding. The new issue has a special focus on health rights in the judicial context. From the special guest editor (and our policy director, Alicia Ely Yamin):

“The articles in this issue go far toward debunking outdated conceptions about health rights as merely ‘programmatic rights,’ which are not justiciable. Over the last 20 years, and increasingly in the last decade, we have seen that health and related rights are in fact being enforced by courts around the world, from South America to South Asia, Eastern Europe to East Africa. And increasingly, even in low-income countries, important demands for health-related entitlements are being framed in terms of legally enforceable claims. Full issue.

HHR has been an open access, online publication since 2008.