Health systems can too often violate basic rights. The Practitioner Guide Series offers practical, how-to manuals for advancing human rights in patient care.
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Violations of human rights in health care are widespread in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. A series of how-to manuals offers lawyers, patients, and health officials tools for ensuring proper treatment and care for all.
If compulsory treatment of people with drug dependence has been condemned by jurists as unconstitutional and by health care professionals as a complete absurdity — why would the Brazilian government support such an approach?
Condemning people to pain and illness while they wait for a trial isn't justice, it's cruelty. And it must stop.