TB and Human Rights Resources

A. International Instruments

 

Non-binding

B. Regional Instruments

Binding

  • Organization of American States, Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights [Protocol of San Salvador], 16 November 1999, A-52, Art. 14(b) (Right to the Benefits of Culture: To enjoy the benefits of scientific and technological progress). www.oas.org/juridico/english/treaties/a-52.html.

Non-binding

C. Other Declarations and Statements

D. Human Rights and TB – General Resources

E. Right to Non-discrimination

F. Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health

G. Freedom from Arbitrary Arrest and Detention

H. Right of all persons deprived of their liberty to be treated with humanity

(See also “Freedom from Arbitrary Arrest and Detention,” “Freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” and “Key Populations: People living with HIV”)

I. Freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

See also “Rights of all persons deprived of their liberty to be treated with humanity”

J. Right to Privacy

  • Njozin BD et al., “‘If the patients decide not to tell what can we do?’- TB/HIV counsellors’ dilemma on partner notification for HIV,” BMC International Health and Human Rights 11, no. 6 (June 3, 2011). www.biomedcentral.com/1472-698X/11/6.

K. Freedom of Assembly and Association

L. Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress and its Applications

M. Rights of Women

N. Rights of Children

O. Key Populations – People living with HIV

(See also “Right of all persons deprived of their liberty to be treated with humanity” and “Freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”)

P. Key Populations – People who use drugs

(See also “Right of all persons deprived of their liberty to be treated with humanity” and “Key Populations: People living with HIV”)

Q. Key Populations – Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

R. Key Populations – Migrant Workers

  • AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa, The Mining Sector, Tuberculosis and Migrant Labour in Southern Africa: Policy and Programmatic Interventions for the Cross Border Control of Tuberculosis between Lesotho and South Africa, Focusing on Minders, Ex-Minders and Their Families (July 2008). www.tac.org.za/community/files/Mines,_TB_and_Southern_Africa.pdf.
  • Human Rights Watch, No Healing Here: Violence, Discrimination and Barriers to Health for Migrants in South Africa (Dec. 7, 2009). www.hrw.org/node/86959.
  • International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, “Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in undocumented migrants in low- or intermediate-incidence countries”, International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 12, no. 8 (2008):878–88. www.theunion.org/images/stories/resources/RESS_Migration_Statement_IJTLD_August_2008-fin.pdf.
  • Naing T, Geater A, Pungrassam P, “Migrant workers’ occupation and healthcare-seeking preferences for TB-suspicious symptoms and other health problems: a survey among immigrant workers in Songkhla province, southern Thailand,” BMC International Health and Human Rights 12, no. 22(Oct. 2, 2012). www.biomedcentral.com/1472-698X/12/22.
  • Smith J, “They Go To Die”, documentary on TB, HIV and human rights violations in South Africa’s mining industry. www.theygotodie.com.