SI-International Human Rights Day 2023

International Human Rights Day 2023

10 December 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the world's most groundbreaking global pledges: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This landmark document enshrines the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

The Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 and sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.  

Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.

A year-long initiative focusing on universality, progress and engagement, will culminate in a high-level event in December 2023, which will announce global pledges and ideas for a vision for the future of human rights.
(Taken from https://www.un.org/en/observances/human-rights-day).

Table of contents

Elsevier,

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 176, October 2023

Examines social equity dimensions of transport policies, including human rights to mobility and road safety. Assesses different governments' policy approaches in relation to these human rights.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Global Health, Volume 11, September 2023

This Viewpoint supports SDG 3 and 10 by describing the health effects of settler colonial erasure and racial capitalist exploitation, arguing that widespread epistemic and material injustice, long noted by marginalised communities, is more apparent and challengeable with the consistent application of these two frameworks.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Global Health, Volume 11, September 2023

This Comment article supports SDG 3 and 10 by calling on all countries to urgently prioritise strengthening resilient and equitable health systems to achieve universal health coverage, framing universal health coverage as a matter of health, rights, and justice, as well as a key enabler of human security.
Elsevier,

Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 99, 1 July 2023

The study looks at how the state's response to the coup makes visible the violence against women and how women of different backgrounds experience different forms of violence in Turkey.
Elsevier,

Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 99, 1 July 2023

In this study, the authors use topic modeling and critical discourse analysis to answer this question: what are the most significant topics of discussion within the Colombian feminist movement on Twitter during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Elsevier,

The Lancet Global Health, Volume 11, June 2023

This Comment article supports SDG 3 and 16 by highlighting how complex humanitarian settings have become fertile environments for spreading misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation, and how the 2021 release of the Oxford Statement on International Law Protection in Cyberspace, which touches on sovereignty, incitement, human rights, criminal law, general rules of international humanitarian law, and international criminal law, is an important first step to address this type of disinformation.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 7, May 2023

The 2022 UN Climate Change Implementation Plan acknowledged the necessity of taking action to address climate change and safeguard water and food security within a human-rights-based approach.1 Low-income and middle-income countries are disproportionately affected by climate change and have less capacity to respond to climate-related impacts such as sea-level rise, extreme weather events, drought, population displacement, and disease.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 7, February 2023

The rich potential of legal rights in advancing planetary health is no longer untapped.1 In July, 2022, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution A/76/L.75, which recognised “the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right”, by a landslide of 161 votes. This historic resolution stands on the shoulders of a long line of UN initiatives, such as the Human Rights Council's Resolution 48/13, which was enacted in October, 2021, and recognised the right to a healthy environment as “important for the enjoyment of human rights”. This occurred 6 months after UN Environment, WHO, and 13 other UN entities issued a statement that described the failure to recognise the right to a healthy environment as detrimental to the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Earlier, the Stockholm Declaration on the Human Environment 1972 affirmed that humans have “the fundamental right to freedom, equality and adequate conditions of life, in an environment of a quality that permits a life of dignity and well-being”. Two decades later, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 1992 demanded that states “conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth's ecosystem”.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, Volume 25, February 2023

This Article supports SDGs 3 and 10 by assessing the socioeconomic inequalities in cancer across countries and over time in Europe.
Elsevier,

Journal of Responsible Technology, Volume , 2023

The authors seek to create a framework that can inform the research agenda of the emerging literature of responsible digital transformation (DT). Through the research, two core questions are examined: '(1) when we can consider a DT process responsible (i.e., responsibility in DT), and (2) when we can consider DT outcomes responsible (i.e., the responsibility of DT)'. The authors point to the UN's sustainable development goals and its Universal Declaration of Human Rights as reference points for responsible DT.
Elsevier,

eBioMedicine, Volume 76, February 2022

This Review supports SDG 3 and 10 by highlighting how genomics research intersects with existing racial and ethnic inequalities and forms of exclusion; there is no universally accepted, consistently applied method for categorising genomic data, which the authors argue is problematic, both from a clinical and scientific perspective, but more fundamentally in terms of the ability of genomics research to achieve the core ethical values of equity and justice.
Elsevier, The Lancet Global Health, Volume 11, April 2023
Drinking water and sanitation services in high-income countries typically bring widespread health and other benefits to their populations. Yet gaps in this essential public health infrastructure persist, driven by structural inequalities, racism, poverty, housing instability, migration, climate change, insufficient continued investment, and poor planning.
Elsevier,

Lancet Regional Health - Americas, Volume 26, October 2023

The persistent challenge of aligning mental health services and practices with the principles of the National Mental Health Law remains a central objective.
Elsevier,

Lancet Regional Health - Americas, Volume 25, September 2023

This Personal View supports SDG 3 and 10 by explaining how children's health outcomes in the USA could be improved by adhering to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - ie, adopt policies that promote children's rights and wellbeing. This would help to address the comparatively poor health outcomes of children in the USA despite the high per-capita health spending.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Global Health, Volume 11, September 2023

This Comment article supports SDG 3 and 10 by highlighting that additional calls to action to further safeguard the lives and welfare of LGBTQ+ people are urgently needed; unified commitments that reflect the core values of the Sustainable Development Goals and basic human rights are crucial for ensuring the welfare of LGBTQ+ populations globally.

Elsevier,

Lancet Regional Health - Americas, Volume 24, August 2023

As thousands of people arrive at the USA border requesting asylum, it is only fair that they are treated with the same dignity as any other person.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Global Health, Volume 11, August 2023

It is time for governments and investors to prioritise health and care workforce investments as a foundation of our future health and prosperity. We can and must. Urgently.
Elsevier,

Lancet Regional Health - Americas, Volume 22, June 2023

While social justice is a pillar that society seeks to uphold, in the area of organ transplantation, social justice, equity, and inclusion fail in the unbefriended and undomiciled population. Due to lack of social support of the homeless population, such status often renders these individuals ineligible to be organ recipients. Though it can be argued that organ donation by an unbefriended, undomciled patient benefits the greater good, there is clear inequity in the fact that homeless individuals are denied transplants due to inadequate social support. To illustrate such social breakdown, we describe two unbefriended, undomiciled patients brought to our hospitals by emergency services with diagnoses of intracerebral haemorrhage that progressed to brain death. This proposal represents a call to action to remediate the broken system: how the inherent inequity in organ donation by unbefriended, undomiciled patients would be ethically optimized if social support systems were implemented to allow for their candidacy for organ transplantation.
Elsevier, The Lancet Global Health, Volume 10, November 2022
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several international initiatives have been developed to strengthen and reform the global architecture for pandemic preparedness and response, including proposals for a pandemic treaty, a Pandemic Fund, and mechanisms for equitable access to medical countermeasures. These initiatives seek to make use of crucial lessons gleaned from the ongoing pandemic by addressing gaps in health security and traditional public health functions.
Elsevier,

eClinicalMedicine, Volume 52, October 2022

What the world is witnessing these days is a country where older and younger people, men and women, Iranians from inside and outside the country, people with different ethnicities, are unified by a single purpose—FREEDOM.
Elsevier,

eClinicalMedicine, Volume 46, April 2022

The morbidity and mortality caused by unsafe abortions can be avoided if necessary steps to decriminalise and destigmatise abortion are taken, and health-care systems provide universally accessible safe abortion care.
Elsevier,

Green Blockchain Technology for Sustainable Smart Cities, 2023, Pages 199-215

This chapter advances Goals 11 and 3 by discussing how a clean and pollution-free environment is a fundamental right protected under the Constitution of India, therefore India requires adopting legal provisions regarding sustainability and prevention measures for the improvement of the environment. The chapter shows how blockchain technology, combined with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) systems, and IoT for a green policing approach, can help to prevent green crime in order to preserve green justice, law, and order in India.
Elsevier,

Pandemic Risk, Response, and Resilience: COVID-19 Responses in Cities Around the World, 2022, Pages 207-217

This chapter advances Goals 16, 10, and 3 by assessing the livelihoods of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh with particular reference to the 2020 pandemic and discussing the growing tension between the refugees and the local Bangladeshis.
Elsevier,

Energy Democracies for Sustainable Futures, 2023, Pages 317-326

This chapter advances Goals 7, 16, and 10 by exploring the tensions between democracy and procedural justice across two diverse case studies from Canada (wind energy) and the United States (oil and gas). The authors identify a common scalar mismatch between the interests and power of those exercising democracy at provincial/state levels and those living locally and impacted by development—straining to have their voices heard.
Elsevier,

Energy Democracies for Sustainable Futures, 2023, Pages 225-232

This chapter advances Goals 7, 16, and 10 by applying an energy justice framework and some concepts from political ecology to identify the distribution of injustices in the lithium global production network. The authors argue that power asymmetries are significant and that more inclusive decision-making processes are needed for the transition to electro-mobility to be compatible with sustainable development and social justice.
Elsevier,

Pediatric Clinics of North America, Volume 70, Issue 6, December 2023, Pages 1069-1086

This chapter advances Goals 3 and 5 by discussing how pediatric health-care providers and systems can create healing-centered spaces to support IPV survivors and their children.
Elsevier,

Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, Volume 49, Issue 4, 2022, Pages 809-821

This chapter advances Goals 5 and 3 by discussing a holistic and integrated approach to care delivery for victims of violence that includes medical and psychosocial care, economic empowerment, and legal aid optimizes health outcomes and promotes rehabilitation and reintegration.
Elsevier,

Pediatric Clinics of North America, Volume 70, Issue 6, 2023, Pages 1087-1102

This chapter advances Goals 3 and 5 by discussing health care providers' opportunity for ARA prevention using a universal education approach that provides information on healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors and ARA resources.
Elsevier,

Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, Volume 49, Issue 3, 2022, Pages 581-590

This chapter advances Goals 3 and 5 by discussing how systematic forensic evaluation and treatment of sexual assault and IPV victims are important aspects of care for these patients.
Elsevier,

Hand Clinics, Volume 39, Issue 1, 2023, Pages 103-109

This chapter advances Goals 4 and 10 by educating hand surgeons on how to be true allies and how to increase diversity and inclusion.
Elsevier,

Hand Clinics, Volume 39, Issue 1, 2023, Pages 65-72

This chapter advances Goals 5 and 10 by addressing ways we can support the needs of female hand surgeons.
Elsevier,

Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Volume 46, Issue 3, 2023, Pages 571-582

The chapter advances Goals 5 and 10 by educating mental health providers on how to provide culturally sensitive care to all women.
Elsevier,

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Third Edition, Volume 2, 2023, Pages 482-492

This chapter advances Goals 16 and 3 by discussing how the EAAF and other international organizations, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) work globally to address large-scale human rights abuses and humanitarian crises through support/substitution of forensic services and development of local medicolegal capacities.
Elsevier,

International Encyclopedia of Education, Fourth Edition, 2023, Pages 53-64

This chapter advances Goals 4, 10, and 3 by providing an overview of human rights education in formal and non-formal educational spaces and in professional settings. It includes current debates in the field around the pedagogy and practice of teaching human rights.
Elsevier,

International Encyclopedia of Education, Fourth Edition, 2023, Pages 574-585

This chapter advances Goals 4 and 19 by describing some of the ways in which Education International approaches some of key issues of policy and practice, both long-standing, such as social equality and human rights, and those that are emerging, such as uses of new technologies, privatization, decolonization of education and climate change.
Elsevier,

Encyclopedia of Archaeology, Second Edition, Volume 1, 2024, Pages 535-538

This chapter advances Goals 4 and 10 by discussing the relationship between human rights and archaeology. The relation between death, war and heritage is also discussed, as a fundamental concern of archaeology's theory and praxis that seldom turns out to be helpful to the public's concerns or needs.
Elsevier,

Waste Management and Resource Recycling in the Developing World, 2023, Pages 309-325

This chapter advances Goals 3 and 13 by explaining why CE philosophy should be considered in national policies to guide waste and environmental management efforts.
Elsevier,

Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America, Volume 32, Issue 1, 2023, Pages 221-232

This chapter advances Goals 5 and 10 by discussing the role physicians can play in improving clinical trial enrollment and retention among underrepresented groups.