Charter

The International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations (IFHHRO) promotes the realization and protection of health-related human rights, including the right to the highest attainable standard of health (the "right to health"). IFHHRO focuses on the important role of health professionals in this regard.

We provide an international platform for organizations and associations of health professionals and others engaged in realizing the right to health. Being part of an international network, health and human rights organizations from all over the world can share their experiences, provide support to each other and connect with international and regional bodies.

All our members need to subscribe to the principles laid down in the IFHHRO Charter.

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Latest News

  • Call for submission - Good practices in the elimination of discrimination against women with regard to the right to health and safety

    legalThe UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice has decided to research the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice with regard to the right to health and safety. In accordance with the established practice of mandate-holders, the UN Working Group welcomes all relevant submissions that NGOs and other stakeholders may wish to present for its consideration.

     
  • New resource: Justice Programs for Public Halth, a Good Practice Guide

    legalAround the world, human rights violations compromise public health. Sexual violence, unlawful discrimination, land dispossession, police harassment, forced medical interventions, and denial of essential services threaten health and wellbeing. This is especially true for people who are socially marginalized and disempowered. Programmes that improve these communities’ access to justice can play critical roles in deterring such abuses. The new resource 'Justice Programs for Public Health: A Good Practice Guide' unpacks key lessons and challenges that Open Society Foundations (OSF), which recently published the resource, have identified through their work in this regard.