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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Project on human rights and health info

New York Law School and HIFA2105 launch project on health information and human rights, press release, December 10, 2008.

To mark the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the New York Law School and Healthcare Information For All by 2015 would like to announce the launch of the NYLS/HIFA2015 Project on Health Information and Human Rights. Born from the HIFA2015 discussion thread on Human Rights and Healthcare Information, we have put together a project dedicated to exploring the use of a human rights model to approach the problem of access to healthcare information. ...

[W]e have decided to survey international legal authority and draft a memorandum establishing a baseline of international law on access to healthcare information as a human right. As soon as we complete the research and memorandum we hope to make it available for use in your advocacy work as well as begin to develop models for implementation of this vital right. ...