For the right to rights

Our project focus

In a deeply divided world with a global economy which excludes millions of people socially and economically, and even makes them 'surplus', medico stands by those who defend and implement indivisible social, political and economic human rights. All aid has to be judged on whether and how far it contributes to restoring people to their rights.  
This means that the fight for social justice, education and health is also a fight against circumstances which create structural restrictions on these rights.

Postcolonialism

Defending the right to one's own existence

A conversation with Nandiuasora Mazeingo of the "Ovaherero Genocide Foundation" on the survival of colonial conditions in Namibia, necessary reparations and a common future. Read more

Interview

What Heiner Müller already knew

A conversation with medico's new Managing Director Tsafrir Cohen about erroneous East-West dichotomies, lack of historical justice and professional optimism in hard times. Read more

North East Syria

Targeted Killing

A Turkish drone attack kills Zeyneb Sarokhan and Yilmaz Şero, both responsible for medico projects in northeastern Syria. By Anita Starosta. Read more

Northeast Syria

Executioner without judge

Human rights violations in Syria have still not been dealt with legally, as access to judicial mechanisms at the international level is complicated. Read more

Postcolonialism

Defending the right to one's own existence

A conversation with Nandiuasora Mazeingo of the "Ovaherero Genocide Foundation" on the survival of colonial conditions in Namibia, necessary reparations and a common future. Read more

North East Syria

Targeted Killing

A Turkish drone attack kills Zeyneb Sarokhan and Yilmaz Şero, both responsible for medico projects in northeastern Syria. By Anita Starosta. Read more

Interview

What Heiner Müller already knew

A conversation with medico's new Managing Director Tsafrir Cohen about erroneous East-West dichotomies, lack of historical justice and professional optimism in hard times. Read more

Northeast Syria

Executioner without judge

Human rights violations in Syria have still not been dealt with legally, as access to judicial mechanisms at the international level is complicated. Read more

Projects – Projections

All articles on the topic of human rights

23.06.2022 No temporary solution

For ten years now, the Rojava project has been under attack, defended and further developed. A travelogue.

29.03.2022 Don’t let yourself be put in a category

A world in disarray remains unpredictable. How should we live in this paradox? Here is one approach.

29.03.2022 Solidarity must remain critical

Nicaragua has become a dictatorship. What remains of yesteryear’s revolution? A conversation with outgoing medico colleague Dieter Müller.

29.03.2022 Landmark ruling

The head of a Syrian torture prison is convicted by a Koblenz court. An interview with the lawyer Anwar al Bunni about this success on the part of the diaspora.

29.03.2022 Selective Solidarity

The outrage over the attack on Ukraine is preceded by a long silence about Russia's role in Syria.

05.03.2022 "All people should be welcomed"

Racism and unequal treatment: Katarzyna Czarnota from Grupa Granica on the situation on Poland's borders with Belarus and Ukraine.

31.01.2022 Situation on the polish-belarusian border

A status briefing from our partners Grupo Granica as of March 9, 2022

02.12.2021 The Terror of the Others

Israel has declared six Palestinian NGOs, including medico partners, to be terrorist groups. Defamation is not a new strategy.

23.10.2021 By the side of our Palestinian partners

On 22 October 2021, Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz announced his decision to classify six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist groups, effective immediately.

20.09.2021 Credibility lost

In Mali, too, international troops are set to withdraw. Questions to Ousmane Diarra from the deported persons self-organisation Association Malienne des Expulsés (AME) in Mali.