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Session: What’s So Right about Rights? Foundations of Health and Human Rights
3097.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
What’s So Right about Rights? Foundations of Health and Human Rights
It has been nearly a decade since the pioneering work of Jonathan Mann that linked health and human rights. Since that time many researchers and public health practitioners have expanded the understandings of how health and human rights impact and relate to one another. In this session presenters will give an overview of the theoretical and legal underpinnings the right to health and other health related rights. The major international documents outlining the right to health will be described. The human rights field pays special attention to the vulnerable populations and the protection of these groups will be given examined. Additionally several examples of the use of rights based approaches in public health programming will be presented.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to: 1. Identify the major international human rights treaties which include a right to health and other health related rights; 2. Identify vulnerable populations protected by international human rights treaties and their importance for public health programming; and 3. Describe examples of the means and methods utilized in rights based approaches to public health.
Organizer(s):Dabney Evans, MPH, CHES
Moderator(s):Dabney Evans, MPH, CHES
10:30 AMSo many wrongs, what about the rights?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Dabney Evans, MPH, CHES
10:50 AMFoundation and Prospects of Health and Human Rights  [ Recorded presentation ]
Daniel Tarantola, Prof
11:10 AMEpistemological considerations on torture and environmental research  [ Recorded presentation ]
Juan Almendares
11:30 AMDual Loyalty: Human Rights and Ethical Challenges for the Health Professions  [ Recorded presentation ]
Leslie London, Professor, Leonard Rubenstein, JD, Lauren Baldwin Ragaven
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:APHA-International Human Rights Committee
Endorsed by:Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community; Epidemiology; HIV/AIDS; Latino Caucus; Peace Caucus; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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