Health and Human Rights began publication in 1994 under the editorship of Jonathan Mann. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health, assumed the editorship in 2007. Health and Human Rights is an online, open-access publication.
Health and Human Rights provides an inclusive forum for action-oriented dialogue among human rights practitioners. The journal endeavors to increase access to human rights knowledge in the health field by linking an expanded community of readers and contributors. Following the lead of a growing number of open access publications, the full text of Health and Human Rights is freely available to anyone with internet access.
Health and Human Rights focuses rigorous scholarly analysis on the conceptual foundations and challenges of rights discourse and action in relation to health. The journal is dedicated to empowering new voices from the field — highlighting the innovative work of groups and individuals in direct engagement with human rights struggles as they relate to health. We seek to foster engaged scholarship and reflective activism. In doing so, we invite informed action to realize the full spectrum of human rights.
Health and Human Rights publishes two issues each year in June and December.
The Health and Human Rights website provides additional opportunities for interactive dialogue on pertinent controversial topics and news. A regularly updated “Perspectives” section provides space for contributors to share information and express their views on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to the themes of the journal’s print issues. The HHR blog highlights recent relevant news and includes short opinion pieces from guest bloggers.