Indigenous Rights and Health

Saturday, 21 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
TG03 Human Rights and Global Justice (host committee)

Language: English and Spanish

According to the Declaration of Human Rights Art 25: 1 

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. 

The main objective of this session is to analyze this standard from the point of view of the Declaration of Indigenous Rights and how it is being applied in the different national and ethnic contexts. Both from the point of view of their recognition and in the exercise of this right.This session has an interdisciplinary character that has as a theoretical / methodological basis the post-colonialism. It is known that recognizing Human and Indigenous Rights is one thing, although its applicability becomes a complex process that is full of tensions and conflicts of all order.Preference will be given to works that aim to present these types of conflict and how they are configured in national and local contexts.

Session Organizer:
Maria ALCANTARA, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil