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Human Rights and Health: Exploratory Studies


Research Project

Health, Human Rights and Legislation: A Special Focus on Mental Health

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Health - Human Rights


A cross sectional study aimed to identify the problems of human rights affecting health was done among a panel of 125 experts (health professionals and human rights activists) coming from 33 countries between February and June 2003.

An Average Adhesion Rate (AAR) was calculated for each of the fifty proposals the experts had to consider as well as for 6 categories.

In a world perspectives the AAR varies from 75 to 90 % for the various categories (physical integrity, discrimination and intolerance, economic aspects, policy issues and democracy, social problems). In a national perspective the AAR oscillates between 67- 40%.

The consensus observed around the gravity of violation of human rights problems is modulated by differences in perception according to the profession, the sex and the level of development of the countries.

The study suggests that the opinions of the experts might be a useful information source about what health professionals and human rights activists consider as health and human rights priorities. The results corroborate the international concerns about the state of violation of human rights in the world.


Report of the Second International Training Forum on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation
English | [212 ko] > download
Rapport du Deuxième Forum international de formation sur la santé mentale, les droits de l'homme et la législation
French | [132 ko] > download
Malnutrition et inégalités sociales
French | [478 ko] > download
De l’épidémiologie à la réhabilitation des victimes des tortures: quels rôles pour les professionnels de santé?
French | [459 ko] > download
La discrimination dans l’accès au travail: un déterminant de la santé!
French | [265 ko] > download
Faut-il former les étudiants en médecine aux droits de l’homme ? L’opinion d’étudiants en médecine de 46 pays.
French | [77 ko] > download
Are Psychiatric Patients Victims of Discrimination with Regard to Health and Social Rights?
English | [81 ko] > download
Problèmes des droits humains affectant la santé : perceptions des professionnels de santé et des défenseurs des droits humains
French | [69 ko] > download