Resources on Patient Care and Human Rights

A list of commonly used resources on patient care and human rights follows organized according to key topics highlighted within the text.

A. International Instruments

B. Regional Instruments

C. General Resources

D. Health Workers and Human Rights

E. Right to Life

  • Yamin A, Parra-Vera O and Gianella C., “Colombia: Judicial protection of the right to health: An elusive promise?” in A. Yamin and S. Gloppen (eds), Litigating health rights: Can courts bring more justice to health? (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011).

F. Right to Information

  • Erdman JN, “Access to Information on Safe Abortion: A Harm Reduction and Human Rights Approach,” Harvard Journal of Law & Gender 34, (2011): 413-462. www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlg/vol342/413-462.pdf.
  • Erer S, Atici E, and Erdemir A, “The Views of Cancer Patients on Patient Rights in the Context of Information and Autonomy,” Journal of Medical Ethics 34, no. 5 (2008): 384-388. http://jme.bmj.com/content/34/5/384.long. (Not open access).
  • Lemmens T and Telfer C, “Access to Information and the Right to Health: The Human Rights Case for Clinical Trials Transparency,” American Journal of Law & Medicine 38, no. 1 (2012): 63-112. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1932436. (Not open access).
  • Weeramantry CG, “Access to Information: A New Human Right. The Right to Know,” Asian Yearbook of International Law 4 (1994): 99-125.

G. Right to Participate in Public Policy

  • Council of Europe, Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on the Development of Structures for Citizen and Patient Participation in the Decision-Making Process Affecting Health Care, Resolution No. R (2000) 5 (February 24, 2000). http://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc.jsp?id=340437&Site=CM.
  • De Vos P et al, “Health through people’s empowerment: A rights-based approach to participation,” Health and Human Rights 11, no. 1 (2009). www.hhrjournal.org/index.php/hhr/article/view/126/201.
  • Den Exeter AP, Health Care Law-Making in Central and Eastern Europe: Review of a Legal-Theoretical Model (Antwerp: Intersentia, 2002).
  • Yamin AE, “Suffering and Powerlessness: The Significance of Promoting Participation in Rights-Based Approaches to Health,” Health and Human Rights 11, no. 1 (2009): 5-22. www.hhrjournal.org/index.php/hhr/article/view/127/200.

H. Right to Non-Discrimination and Equality

I. Cross-Border Health in Europe

J. Journals

K. Websites