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The Human Right to Health (Amnesty International Global Ethics Series)

The Human Right to Health (Amnesty International Global Ethics Series)

An esteemed philosopher provides a shrewd examination of the future of the human right to health.

Few topics in human rights have inspired as much debate as the right to health. Proponents would enshrine it as a fundamental right on a par with freedom of speech and freedom from torture. Detractors suggest that the movement constitutes an impractical over-reach. Jonathan Wolff cuts through the ideological stalemate to explore both views. In an accessible, persuasive voice, he explores the philosophical underpinnings of the idea of a human right, assesses whether health meets those criteria, and identifies the political and cultural realities we face in attempts to improve the health of citizens in wildly different regions. Wolff ultimately finds that there is a path forward for proponents of the right to health, but to succeed they must embrace certain intellectual and practical changes. The Human Right to Health is a powerful and important contribution to the discourse on global health.

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Cornell University Law School Professor William Jacobsen brave launched today his week long "dart board" analysis of HR 3200, the ObamaCare bill on the House. Selecting random sections of the law to analyze each day this week on his …

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North Korea came under criticism from Amnesty International last week for the dismal state of the country’s health care system. While North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or DPRK) has a well-earned reputation for …

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Lamar Smith of Texas responded, in the same Politico article, to the CHC’s push for health care expansion through amnesty: “[T]he president and congressional Democrats are trying to get illegal immigrants into the health care system …

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Amnesty warns of healthcare crisis in North Korea.

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Amnesty: Cuba courts complicit in stifling dissent
Cuba uses repressive laws, a well-oiled state security apparatus and complicit courts to stifle political dissent as it harasses, spies on and imprisons those who openly oppose its communist system, Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday.

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Amnesty International Report Highlights Health Care Access Among Global Human Rights Abuses
Millions of people worldwide face repression and human rights abuses, including the denial of health care access, Amnesty International said in its annual report on human rights, which was released on Wednesday, msnbc.com reports (5/26). The report, which documents rights abuses in 159 countries, finds that “powerful governments are blocking advances in international justice by standing above …

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William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, aka ALIPAC of www.alipac.us slams President Obama’s Health Care and Amnesty Bills at a Constitutional Town Hall meeting in Raleigh on Tuesday August 25, 2009.

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Illegal Immigrants and Obama’s Health Care Reform Bill HR 3200

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