Health and Human Rights journal special issue on health rights litigation

December 15, 2014


The latest issue of the Health and Human Rights Journal has just been published. This issue examines the topic of health rights litigation from various perspectives.

 Guest editor of this Special Issue is Alicia Ely Yamin, Lecturer on Global Health at Harvard University and Policy Director of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights.

Table of contents:

Promoting Equity in Health: What Role for Courts?
Alicia Ely Yamin

In Memoriam: Giulia Tamayo, 1958-2014
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Alicia Ely Yamin 

Health Rights in the Balance: The Case Against Perinatal Shackling of Women Behind Bars
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Brett Dignam and Eli Y. Adashi

Sex Workers, Unite! (Litigating for Sex Workers’ Freedom of Association in Russia)
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F. S. E. (Freddie) Arps and Mikhail Golichenko

Sanitation Rights, Public Law Litigation, and Inequality: A Case Study from Brazil
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Ana Paula de Barcellos

Health Rights Litigation and Access to Medicines: Priority Classification of Successful Cases from Costa Rica’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court
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Ole Frithjof Norheim and Bruce M. Wilson

Litigating the Right to Health: What Can We Learn from a Comparative Law and Health Care Systems Approach
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Colleen M. Flood and Aeyal Gross

Striking a Balance: Conscientious Objection and Reproductive Health Care from the Colombian Perspective
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Luisa Cabal, Monica Arango Olaya, and Valentina Montoya Robledo

Health Rights Litigation Pushes for Accountability in Clinical Trials in India
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Carolijn Terwindt

Right to Health Encompasses Right to Access Essential Generic Medicines: Challenging the 2008 Anti-Counterfeit Act in Kenya
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Allan Maleche and Emma Day

Four Strategic Pathways for the Realization of the Right to Health Through Civil Society Actions; Challenges and Practical Lessons Learned in the Egyptian Context
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Ayman Sabae

Litigating Reproductive Health Rights in the Inter-American System: What Does a Winning Case Look Like?
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Ciara O’Connell