Human Rights, Health and Development
Daniel Tarantola 1, Andrew Byrnes 2, Michael Johnson 3, Lynn Kemp 4, Anthony Zwi 5, Sofia Gruskin 6
1 Professor of Health and Human Rights, The
2 Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Law, The University of
3 Associate Professor of
4 Deputy Director of Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation, The
6 Associate Professor of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Technical Series Paper # 08.1
THE UNSW INITIATIVE FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS -
Available online PDF [26p.] at: http://www.ihhr.unsw.edu.au/images/Publications/2008_IHHR_Technical_Series_Paper_08v1.pdf
“…..Human rights, health and development represent interdependent sets of values, aspirations and disciplines. Drawing on these domains, this paper offers a theoretical and practical framework for the analysis, application and assessment of health, justice and progress. It provides a simple conceptual framework illustrating the interdependence of these domains and highlights their key features and underlying principles.
It then describes the reciprocal interactions between health, development and human rights and suggests how these linkages can be analysed and applied in practice. A Health, Development and Human Rights Impact Assessment (
“…This paper explores the links between human rights concerns, improving the health of individuals and communities, and the goals and processes of development that are central to improving people’s living standards and life chances. It builds its analysis around a simple conceptual framework (Figure 1) which illustrates the interdependence of health, development and human rights. It highlights the underlying principles, values and prominent features of human rights, health and development as independent domains, and then describes their interactions. It focuses particular attention on how these linkages can be analysed and reinforced in practice.
This paper also proposes that a Health, Development and Human Rights Impact Assessment (
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