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Ageism during COVID19

'Make Way for the Younger Generation': Ageism during COVID-19

Date:04 March 2021
Rosalind Turkie -The outbreak of coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) has not only had severe impacts on global health but also poses enormous social challenges, which raise human rights (HR) issues.  Among other vulnerable groups, the older population has been disproportionately affected
Healthcare Equity: A Lofty Goal for the LGBT Community 

Healthcare Equity: A Lofty Goal for the LGBT Community 

Date:22 February 2021
Dana Andreeva - The first global definition of health as a right lies in the 1948 Constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO) [...] However, these aspirations are difficult to attain in particular when it comes to minorities such as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Industry Interference: A Major Stumbling Block to Effective Tobacco Control in Jordan

Industry Interference: A Major Stumbling Block to Effective Tobacco Control in Jordan

Date:16 February 2021
Tegal Insoll - Jordan recently overtook Indonesia as the country with the highest smoking rates in the world. But what exactly is happening to produce such astonishing statistics on the use of tobacco? And what must be done to turn the tide of the tobacco epidemic to protect the public health of individuals?
How the US return to the WHO under the Biden administration may affect the global fight against COVID-19

How the US return to the WHO may affect the global fight against COVID19

Date:12 February 2021
Andrei Gasca - When former US President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the US from the WHO, a shadow of uncertainty was cast over the near future of the world as it relates to global health and security.
Striking a difficult balance between rights: the ECtHR on buffer zones around abortion clinics

The ECtHR on buffer zones around abortion clinics

Date:12 February 2021
Noor Swart - In November 2020, a claim against a buffer zone around an abortion clinic in the United Kingdom was filed at the European Court of Human Rights. This will provide a crucial judgment on a highly topical and contentious issue. I
Further restrictions to the denomination of plant-based products in the European Union

Further restrictions to the denomination of plant-based products in the European Union

Date:03 February 2021
Ada García Molada - Nowadays, vegetarian and plant-based diets are becoming more popular, as research shows these diets help to prevent, treat, or reverse some non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Equal access to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health of persons with cumulative vulnerabilities

Equal access to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

Date:03 January 2021
Ádám Nagy - Certain groups have been identified as vulnerable to discrimination when it comes to equal access to health services and their protection is somewhat being ensured.[i] But what happens when someone belongs not only to one, but more of these vulnerable groups?
Covid-19 and the Irish asylum reception system: how the pandemic has highlighted the deficiencies of a failing system.

Covid-19 and the Irish asylum reception system

Date:19 December 2020
Harriet Ní Chinnéide - Ireland has long and proudly proclaimed itself as the land of the famous “céad míle fáilte,” promising one hundred thousand welcomes to all those who set foot on her shore. Yet, this fantastical claim is in stark contrast with the harsh reality of direct provision, the current reception system awaiting asylum seekers in Ireland.