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EQUITY AND EQUALITY ARE NOT EQUIVALENT; THEY CANNOT EITHER BE REDUCED TO SIMPLE RISK FACTORS, AS IS OFTEN DONE IN HUMAN RIGHTS TALK. (part 2 of 2)

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Food for a non equivalent thought   Human Rights Reader 308 [The time has come for some precisions. When talking or writing about human rights (HR), people too often indistinctively use the terms equity and equality. Let me embark with you in an in-depth analysis of these two concepts to set the record straight of […]

EQUITY AND EQUALITY ARE NOT EQUIVALENT; THEY CANNOT EITHER BE REDUCED TO SIMPLE RISK FACTORS, AS IS OFTEN DONE IN HUMAN RIGHTS TALK. (part 1 of 2)

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Food for a non-equivalent thought   Human Rights Reader 307     [The time has come for some precisions. When talking or writing about human rights (HR), people too often indistinctively use the terms equity and equality. Let me embark with you in an in-depth analysis of these two concepts to set the record straight […]

THE CORNERSTONE OF EQUALITY AND OF HUMAN RIGHTS IS TO VALUE ALL PERSONS EQUALLY.

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Food to shed light on a thought   Human Rights Reader 289   -Inequalities are staring us in the face now, but will be shouting at us after MDGs-year 2015. (C. Gore) -Once and for all: There is no such a thing a ‘moderately equitable’ or ‘equitable inequalities’.   1. Equality is achieved in situations […]

ALTHOUGH ETHICS IS THE PROPER LANGUAGE OF MEDICINE; HUMAN RIGHTS IS THE PROPER LANGUAGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH. (part one of three)

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Food for shaping a thought Human Rights Reader 252 -In public health, we uncritically assume scarcity of resources without asking why scarcity. -WHO comes with technical advice, the World Bank comes with money….countries usually prefer the money. 1. The human right to health: some precisions 1. The human right to health (RTH) is an increasingly […]

POVERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS.

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“I have often been asked what is the most serious form of human rights violation in the world today, and my reply is consistent: extreme poverty. “ Mary Robinson




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