Human Rights Day

The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being…”  —World Health Organization Constitution

This day marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the UN in 1948, which is considered to be the most translated document in the world. Celebrating human rights provides the opportunity to reflect upon the intersection between health and human rights and the incredible work conducted by organizations across the globe, such as the WHOHuman Rights Watch, Physicians for Human Rights, and the International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organizations.

If you are interested in keeping current with research and issues surrounding health and human rights, be sure to browse journals such as Health and Human Rights and International Health & Human Rights,  and explore events, resources, and courses through U-M’s Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS).

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