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[afro-nets] Health and Human Rights journal: Call for submissions
- From: "Claudio Schuftan" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 16:09:06 +0700
Cross-posted from: "FXB HHR Journal" <HHRJOURNAL@hsph.harvard.edu>
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Health and Human Rights: An International Journal, invites manuscript submissions for its next two theme issues, on non-discrimination and equality (deadline: April 15, 2009) and international assistance and cooperation (deadline: August 15, 2009). A brief description of each issue is below; further information is available at: http://www.hhrjournal.org/index.php/hhr/about/submissions.
Issue 11:2 Non-Discrimination and Equality
Submissions due: April 15, 2009
Non-discrimination is perhaps the most fundamental principle underlying all of human rights. Yet, notions of equality and non-discrimination have yet to be fully developed as they apply to health policy and programming. What does equality actually mean in rolling out or scaling up services, or determining resource allocations in health? What dimensions of inequality result in inequity? What are the grounds for advancing substantive equality as it relates to preconditions for health and access to care? How is the concept of non-discrimination related to but distinct from development concepts of social exclusion? This issue will critically explore these concepts in theory and practice.
Issue 12:1 International Assistance and Cooperation and Health and Human Rights Obligations Beyond Borders Submissions due: August 15, 2009
The ability of poor countries to realize the right to health, as well as to fulfill other human rights obligations relating to social determinants of health, must be understood within the context of the global political economy. Donor countries assume human rights obligations directly and as members of international organizations, such as the World Bank, IMF and regional development banks. UN and international agencies, as well as transnational corporations under certain circumstances, may also have human rights obligations relating to health. This issue will critically explore how these international obligations are being defined and discharged, and existing mechanisms to hold donor states and other actors, including transnational corporations, accountable for their human rights obligations. It will also consider the challenges to expanding the human rights regime to focus on actors beyond the immediate nation-state in which a violation occurs.