Health and human rights
- By: Vivek Naranbhai
The website of the Nobel prize winning Physicians for Human Rights (www.physiciansforhumanrights.org) is a good place to start. The site is vibrant but not gaudy, easily navigable, and well structured. It links to many incisive and scientific reports of investigations from members around the world. The section for students is useful if you intend starting a chapter at your school. An online international forensic course is a highlight, and the free medicine and human rights course developed by the organisation and the University of Dundee, though dated and simple in format, has some reasonably good content and links. See www.dundee.ac.uk/med&humanrights/SSM/sitetree.html.
The United Nations human rights homepage (www.un.org/rights) is the anteroom to many pages on human rights and related issues. The links include resolution 217 (III), the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, as well as the background on the international policies and treaties that are intended to protect such rights. The