Homa – Human Rights and Business Centre of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (http://homacdhe.com) – is releasing Homa Publica – International Journal on Human Rights and Business, aiming to provide a mean of publication for academic works and research in the field of Human Rights and Business for both Brazilian and international researchers.
The call for papers for Homa Publica – International Journal on Human Rights and Business is permanently open; Papers can be submitted for analysis and possible publication at any time.
From 2020 onwards the magazine will operate on a Continuous Publication system. In other words, approved and edited articles will immediately be published in an exclusive volume that will remain open throughout the year. This new editorial policy follows the worldwide trend in scientific dissemination, favoring the reader and the author, who will no longer need to wait for the issue’s closure to have access to the publications.
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Health related issues of Business and Human Rights”
(by 31 May 2020)
Homa – Human Rights and Business Centre of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil) is seeking submissions for a special dossier of the Homa Publica – International Journal on Human Rights and Business (homacdhe.com/journal), aiming to bring together contributions from diverse perspectives and disciplines in the field of Human Rights and Business with a special focus on the right to health.
There is a growing debate on the impact of business in human rights implementation and violations. However, the specific dimensions of the impact in the right to health is still under explored. Health is a fundamental right listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), but its implementation faces many challenges both at national and international level. Those challenges are even more complex in a context of deepening of globalization, financialization and privatization of social policies and services, worsened in face of increased commodification of health and austerity measures strengthened in developing and developed countries alike after the 2008 financial crisis. In this context, the power of transnational corporations (TNCs) and its influence in politics has grown without parallel.
The growing power of the private sector and TNCs have deep implications to the realization of the right to health, such as restricted access to healthcare, personal indebtedness, unsustainability of public health systems, corporate capture of global and national health agencies and the adoption of international and national policies favoring private over the public interests. The HOMA Journal of Business and Human Rights, a peer-reviewed and open access journal, invites scholars, practitioners, researchers, advocates, activists, communities affected by practices of transnational corporations and all other interested in the debate to submit scientific papers, case studies or critical reviews about the implications and impacts of business in the right to health. Topics might include, but are not limited to:
* The role of transnational corporations and implications to the right to health;
* Cases of violation of the right to health by corporations and access to remedies;
* Human rights and health impact assessments of business activities;
* International legal framework and national legislation on business and human rights applied to the right to health;
* Possibilities and limitations of the draft UN Legally Binding Instrument to Regulate the Activities of Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises, specifically related to the right to health;
* Privatization of health systems, the role of TNCs and implications for the implementation of the right to health;
* Corporate capture of global health governance and national decision-making process;
* Implications of austerity measures to the implementation of the right to health and the role of corporations;
* Universal Health Coverage and the role of TNCs;
* Implications of international trade and investment agreements to the right to health, especially the use of Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanisms.
Dr. Pedro Villardi – Guest Editor
GTPI – Grupo de Trabalho em Propriedade Intelectual
ABIA – Associação Brasileira Interdisciplinar de Aids
Drª. Marcela Vieira – Editora convidada
Researcher and Project Coordinator at
Knowledge Network for Innovation and Access to Medicine, Global Health Centre,
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Drª. Manoela Roland – Editor-in-Chief
Homa – Centro de Direitos Humanos e Empresas
Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora