United Nations Advisory Group on Forced Evictions (UNAGFE) to New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans, LA
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NESRI Human Right to Housing Program Director Tiffany M. Gardner will be a member of the official fact-finding mission of the United Nations Advisory Group on Forced Evictions (UNAGFE) to New Orleans, Louisiana.  The UNAGFE mission will be investigating the city’s decision to demolish a majority of its public housing stock and the consequent impact on residents’ right to housing.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council Conference & Symposium.

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Washington D.C.
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NESRI’s Human Right to Health Care Program Director Anja Rudiger will be presenting at a workshop entitled “The Human Rights Framework: Bridging the Gap between Housing and Health” at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council Conference & Symposium.

“Code Of Discipline and Human Right Framework Workshop”

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Boston, MA
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NESRI Education Program Director Liz Sullivan will co-facilitate a workshop entitled “Code Of Discipline and Human Right Framework Workshop” for the Boston Parent Organizing Network’s (BPON) Parent Task Force.  Liz will discuss how a human rights framework can be used to best emphasize the need for COD revisions within the Boston Public Schools.  For more information on the workshop >>>

Dignity in Schools Campaign conference

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Chicago, IL
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NESRI is co-organizing the upcoming national Dignity in Schools Campaign conference at Northwestern Law School in Chicago, IL to bring organizers, advocates, youth, parents, teachers and policy-makers together to strategize regional and national action to promote human rights-based approaches to school climate and discipline.  Contact Liz Sullivan to become involved in planning or to attend the conference.

NESRI Interviews Christine Kaufmann on the Human Right to Health Care

NESRI Interviews Christine Kaufmann on the Human Right to Health Care

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December, 1969
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Grading the Katrina Recovery

Grading the Katrina Recovery

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September 9, 2009
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Two Online Calls for the Human Right to Health Care

Two Online Calls for the Human Right to Health Care

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August 21, 2009

With the national health care debate raging through the summer, two new online articles call attention to the need to reframe the fight for real health care reform in human rights terms.

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NESRI mourns Marilyn Clement, human rights advocate

NESRI mourns Marilyn Clement, human rights advocate

NESRI deeply mourns the loss of Marilyn Clement, a great human rights advocate. Marilyn was an inspiration to all of us, and she set a wonderful example of what it means to work for rights and justice for all. One of her many legacies is the emerging shift in discourse from health care as a commodity to health care as a right.

OpenForum Blog Post: Why "Health Insurance Reform" Fails to Meet Human Rights Principles

OpenForum Blog Post: Why "Health Insurance Reform" Fails to Meet Human Rights Principles

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Publication Date: 
July 30, 2009
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Anja Rudiger
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OpenForum

NESRI's Human Right to Health Program Director, Anja Rudiger, posted "Why 'Health Insurance Reform' Fails to Meet Human Rights Principles" on OpenForum, a blog supported by the community of Health and Human Rights: An International Journal.

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NESRI's Partner James Haslam Featured in "Vermonters Must Lead the Way"

NESRI's Partner James Haslam Featured in "Vermonters Must Lead the Way"

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June 28, 2009
Author: 
James Haslam
Organization Title: 
Burlington Free Press

In an article entitled “Vermonters Must Lead the Way,” which appeared in the Burlington Free Press, NESRI Partner James Haslam of the Vermont Workers’ Center responds to what he sees as a lot of “tinkering around the edges of a health care mess.”  Haslam suggests that Vermonters will need to lead the way by establishing health care not as a market commodity, but as a basic right.”  He continues, “Having health care as a right means that we’ll pool our money together

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