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Title: Health and Human Rights Education


1
Health and Human Rights Education
  • Michael A. Grodin, MD
  • Boston University School of Public Health
  • Global Lawyers and Physicians

2
RESOURCES AND MATERIALS
  • Michael Grodin, MD
  • Rosario Isasi, JD
  • Suganthi Narayanasamy

3
Education
  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights,
    Database on Human Rights Education
    http//www.unhchr.ch/hredu.nsf
  • This database provides information on
    organizations, materials and programmes for human
    rights education. The database constitutes a
    contribution to the UN Decade for Human Rights
    Education (1995-2004)
  • Boston Center for Refugee Health Human Rights
    http//www.bcrhhr.org/
  • Contains a very useful Web course on Caring for
    Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma.

4
Education
  • Getting Online for Human Rights
    http//shr.aaas.org/online/cover.htm
  • Excellent source particular for science and human
    rights information, include links to other
    organizations sorted by topic and region.
  • The Association for Progressive Communications
    http//www.apc.org/
  • Interesting site containing training materials
    and technical resources.

5
Education
  • Human Rights Education Associates
    http//www.hrea.org/
  • Includes curriculum, lesson materials, reports
    and articles on human rights education.
  • Human Rights Internet
  • http//www.hri.ca/
  • An international NGO, documentation center and
    publishing house. The website is most useful for
    human rights NGOs and professionals.

6
Education
  • Education in Human Rights Network
    http//www.hrea.org/index.php
  • Resources on human rights education, newsletter,
    curriculum and education links.
  • Human Rights Education Initiative
    http//www.liftoffschools.com/
  • Resources on methodology for teaching human
    rights.

7
Education
  • The People's Decade of Human Rights Education
    http//www.pdhre.org/
  • Site dedicated to human rights learning, contains
    methodology and learning materials on human
    rights, video training on CEDAW .
  • Teaching Human Rights Online http//homepages.uc.e
    du/thro/
  • Library of case studies on human rights.

8
Directories
  • Online Appendix for the Book
  • Emerging Issues in Health and Human Rights
  • A Guide to Resources for Future Research on
    Health and Human Rights
  • ed. Gruskin, Grodin, Marks, Annas
  • http//www.glphr.org/resources/appendix/

9
Directories
  • University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
    Collection http//www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/ai
    nstls1.htm
  • A premier site, its focus is on international
    materials, contains international instruments,
    decisions from the Inter-American Court of human
    rights, links to other sites great source for
    reference materials on human rights.
  • American Association for the Advancement of
    Science - AAS http//www.aaas.org/
  • Very comprehensive site, contains links to other
    organizations sorted by country and topic.

10
Directories
  • Derechos Concise Guide to Human Rights on the
    Internet
  • http//www.derechos.org/human-rights/manual.htm
  • Offers a variety of human rights information
    including reports, actions, links and documents.
  • European Court of Human Rights http//www.echr.coe
    .int/echr/
  • Contains the basic documents of the European
    system, full text of judgments of the Court.

11
Directories
  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
    http//www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/WelcomePage.aspx
  • Contains a large part of the material produced by
    the different UN human rights bodies
    resolutions, reports, special rapporteurs,
    working group and treaty monitoring bodies. Also
    contains the latest press releases.
  • Harvard Law School Library http//www.law.harvard.
    edu/programs/hrp/
  • Basic tool for introduction to human rights
    research, contains a survey of online resources.

12
Directories
  • Amnesty International http//web.amnesty.org/web/l
    inks.nsf
  • Comprehensive database on human rights issues,
    country reports, campaigns and links to other
    sites.
  • Womens Human Rights Resources, Bora Liskin
    Library University of Toronto
    www.law-lib.utoronto.ca/diana/mainpage.htm
  • Documents, bibliographies and links to Internet
    resources on womens human rights.

13
Directories
  • Human Rights Information and Documentation
    Systems International http//www.huridocs.org/
  • Focus on dissemination of public information on
    human rights, site contains resources for
    information handling, documentation, training
    courses and regional networks on human rights.
  • Harvard World Health News http//www.worldhealthne
    ws.harvard.edu
  • Useful resource for up-to-date international
    health news.

14
Directories
  • United States National Library of Medicine
    http//www.nlm.nih.gov/
  • General health information, access to Medline.

15
Directories
  • American University, Inter-American Human Rights
    Database http//www.wcl.american.edu/pub/humright/
    digest/Inter-American/index.html
  • Contains documents in English and Spanish adopted
    by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
    since its first session.
  • Immigration Index http//www.immigrationindex.org/
  • Contains very useful information on different
    human rights issues, focus on refugees and
    asylum.

16
Treaty Collections
  • University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
    Collection http//www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/ai
    nstls1.htm
  • UNHCHR Collection http//www.ohchr.org/EN/Publicat
    ionsResources/Pages/ReferenceMaterial.aspx
  • The UN Treaty Collection
    http//untreaty.un.org/

17
Treaty Collections
  • Organization of American States - OAS
    http//www.oas.org/DIL/treaties_and_agreements.htm
  • European Council http//ue.eu.int/en/
    summ.htm

18
International Law
  • Bibliography for Research on International Human
    Rights Law http//www1.umn.edu/humanrts/bibliog/BI
    BLIO.htm
  • Part of the University of Minnesota Human Rights
    Library, extensive compilation of human rights
    instruments.
  • Legal Research on International Law Issues Using
    the Internet http//www.lib.uchicago.edu/llou/for
    intlaw.html
  • Good source for legal research.

19
International Law
  • Derechos Human Rights Links Law
    http//www.humanrightsblog.org/listings/
  • Contains legal materials from different countries
    and about different human rights issues.
  • Asil Guide to Electronic Resources for
    International Law Human Rights
    http//www.asil.org/human-rights-humanitarian-law.
    cfm
  • Contains primary and secondary sources.

20
Human Rights Reports
  • US State Department Country Reports on Human
    Rights Practices http//www.state.gov/www/global/h
    uman_rights/hrp_reports_mainhp.html or
    http//www.state.gov/g/drl/hr/
  • Very good source of human rights information, in
    general very objective and accurate reports on
    human rights violations.
  • Amnesty International Publications
    http//www.amnesty.org/ailib/countries/
  • Press releases and reports organized by country,
    focus on violations of the right to life,
    physical integrity and a fair trial.

21
Human Rights Reports
  • Human Rights in Latin America http//www.derechos.
    org/nizkor/la/
  • Links to numerous reports on human rights in
    Latin America organized by country. Most of the
    reports are in Spanish.
  • UN High Commission for Refugees
    http//www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home
  • Information pertaining to refugee and asylum
    matters, including treaties, national legislation
    and case law, background papers, country reports
    and news.

22
Human Rights Reports
  • Writenet Country Papers http//www.unhcr.org/refwo
    rld/publisher/WRITENET.html
  • Reports by country with focus on forced
    migration.

23
International Organizations
  • World Health Organization http//www.who.int/en/
  • General website of the organization, contains
    health topics, information resources and country
    data.
  • International Red Cross http//www.icrc.ch/
  • Information and documents on humanitarian law.
  • International Criminal Court http//www.icc-cpi.in
    t/
  • Information on the conference and the treaty of
    Rome.

24
International Organizations
  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
    http//www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/WelcomePage.aspx
  • General web site of the UNHCHR, contains
    resources about human rights issues, documents
    and treaties, links to related sites.
  • Organization of American States www.oas.org
  • Information on the Inter-American human rights
    covenants and resolutions, including the
    Inter-American Commission and Court on Human
    Rights.

25
International Organizations
  • Pan American Health Organization www.paho.org
  • Regional office for the Americas of the WHO.
    General information on health topics, data and
    other resources.
  • UNESCO http//www.unesco.org/
  • UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural
    organization, information and full text of the
    Universal Declaration on the Human Genome.

26
NGOS
  • Global Lawyers and Physicians http//www.glphr.org
    /
  • Works toward the global implementation of the
    health-related provisions of the UDHR and the
    ICCPRI, ICESCR. Site contains a database of human
    rights resources
  • Francois- Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and
    Human Rights - USA http//www.hsph.harvard.edu/fxb
    center/
  • Explores the link between health and human
    rights, site contains a comprehensive database of
    human rights resources.

27
NGOS
  • Physicians for Human Rights http//www.phrusa.org/
  • Mobilizes health professionals and enlists
    support from the general public to protect and
    promote the human rights of all people.
  • Canadian Human Rights Foundation
    http//www.chrf.ca/
  • NGO dedicated to the defense and promotion of
    human rights through education, site contains
    education resources.

28
NGOS
  • Consortium for Health and Human Rights
    http//www.healthandhumanrights.org/
  • Joint educational and advocacy project of health
    and human rights organizations.
  • International Rehabilitation Council for Torture
    Victims www.irct.org
  • Very comprehensive resource for issues related to
    torture, includes international instruments,
    links to other organizations.
  • Human Rights Watch http//www.hrw.org
  • Extensive information about human rights
    conditions sorted by country and region.

29
NGOS
  • Amnesty International http//www.amnesty.org/
  • Comprehensive database on human rights issues,
    country reports, campaigns and links to other
    sites.
  • Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
    http//www.humanrightsfirst.org/index.aspx
  • Legal issues and assistance, lawyer-to-lawyer
    network.
  • Doctors Without Borders - USA http//www.doctorswi
    thoutborders.org/
  • General information related to the organization
    activities, press releases, publications.

30
Regional Resources
  • Human Rights in China http//www.hrichina.org/publ
    ic/index
  • Contains links to human rights education
    materials and advocacy resources with a focus in
    China.
  • African HR Resource Centre http//www1.umn.edu/hum
    anrts/africa/
  • Part of the University of Minnesota Human Rights
    Library, contains links to African based NGOs
    and Human Rights Tribunal.

31
Regional Resources
  • The Balkans Human Rights Web http//www.greekhelsi
    nki.gr/bhr/english/index.html
  • Human rights issues in the Balkans, country
    information.
  • INCORE Regional Internet Guides
    http//www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/cds/countries/
  • Provides information about internet resources on
    conflict and ethnicity for selected countries in
    Africa, Middle East and Europe.

32
Regional Resources
  • Georgetown University Political Database on the
    Americas http//pdba.georgetown.edu/
  • Information specific to Latin American countries,
    includes Constitutions, comparative legislation
    and government information.
  • Alliances for Africa http//www.alliancesforafrica
    .org/
  • NGO that focuses on the promotion of human
    rights, peace and development, acts as a
    collaborative body with links to various NGOs in
    Africa.

33
Publications
  • Health and Human Rights a reader, J. Mann et
    al. Editors. (1999) Routledge, USA.
  • Health and Human Rights An International
    Quarterly Journal. FXB Center for Health and
    Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health,
    USA.
  • Human Rights Education for the Twenty-First
    Century, G. Andreopoulos editor. (1997)
    University of Pennsylvania, USA.

34
Publications
  • Human Rights in the World Community, Issues and
    Action, R. Pierre editor. (1992) University of
    Pennsylvania.
  • Encyclopedia of Human Rights, L. Edward, editor.
    (1991)Taylor and Francis.

35
Publications
  • Human Rights Law Journal Quarterly. N.P. Engel,
    Gutenbergstr, Germany.
  • Human Rights Quarterly. John Hopkins University
    Press, Journals Division, USA.
  • Human Rights Tribune. Human Rights Internet,
    Canada.
  • Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights.
    Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, The
    Netherlands.

36
Publications
  • Guide to Human Rights Research, Tobin, Jack
    Green Jennifer. (1994).Harvard Law School Human
    Rights Program, USA.
  • Access to Human Rights Documentation
    Documentation, Databases and Bibliographies on
    Human Rights UNESCO. (1991), UNESCO, France.

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