DHR points out that the Governments policy violates international law and that the periodic report to the Commmittee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights is dishonest to claim the UK is observing the Covanent progressively
DHR afforded the opportunity to be more reflective on the issues and discuss principles involved. Extensive quotations from Parliamentary Human Rights Committee report support DHR’s criticism of the violatins of health rights
DHR praises the Lancet as a global resource whose scientific content is required reading governments in addtion to the medical profession. The journal’s reputation must not be compromised by an association with products so manifestly harmful to mankind.
The letter points out that General Comment 14 of the International Covenant on
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights specifically requires
states to respect, and discourage other states or
international organisations from violating, health rights in
other countries. It also reminds readers that
electorates are responsible for ensuring that the governments they elect
respect international law and punish perpetrators
The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights is holding an inquiry into the treatment of asylum seekers. The JCHR secretary requested an electronic copy of DHR’s submission so she could copy the report to individual committee members
As part of the campaign to protect free healthcare provision for failed asylum seekers and other undocumented immigrants, DHR wrote to the Secretary of State for Health criticising the current regulations as violating international law
To commemorate the 11th anniversary of start of the Rwandan genocide, and the screening of three new feature films dealing with the genocide that will lead to a greater awareness of the lasting suffering of the people of Rwanda (Hotel Rwanda, Shooting dogs and Sometimes in April), DHR is publishing its unique report (Rwanda 1994 - a report of the genocide) downloadable without charge on the DHR website.
Speaking in London today Dr. Peter Hall, Chair of said that Kofi Annan's initiative was a bold one, that reminded the world that nobody was above the law. Crimes against Humanity and gross violations of human rights can not be justified under any circumstances. To try to combat such abuses in a manner that failed to respect human rights was equally unacceptable, and counter productive as a weapon. Dr. Hall expressed the hope that the international community would give the UN Secretary General's initiative very serious consideration.
A chronological account of relevant events, starting with the attack on the twin towers in New York on 9/11. This timeline was originally compiled as an information resource for participants at the Doctors for Human Rights conference on 26th June 2004, entitled “The health and human rights of unlawful detainees in Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere”. Since then the report has been constantly updated with contemporaty information as it became available
PHR-UK has made available its "shadow" report to the UN Comittee against Torture at the time of its consideration of the fourth periodic report of the United Kingdom on its efforts to give effect to the provisions of the Convention against Torture
PHR-UK has submitted a shadow report to the UN Committee against Torture, cataloguing violations of the Convention. Included within the report is a section on health care. Prisoners are entitled to the same standards of healthcare as the general public.
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