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.

Covid 19 Vaccine

Privatisation beats Right to Health

A few rich countries have secured the lion's share of the most promising Covid 19 vaccines. However, Corona is only over when it is over for everyone. But European governments are undermining global cooperation to overcome the health crisis. By Anne Jung. Read more

Covid-19

The short spring of solidarity

While international solidarity in containing the corona pandemic is officially emphasized, many states are relying on nationalism in vaccine research. By Dr. Andreas Wulf. Read more

Migration policy

Protecting borders instead of refugees

After the fire at the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos: How Europe is flogging off the human rights that underpin it at the Greek EU border. By Ramona Lenz. Read more

Afghanistan and Covid-19

Troubled today and an uncertain future

The country has almost nothing to counter the virus. A report by Jawad Zawulistani from the partner organization Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy (AHRDO). Read more

Covid 19 Vaccine

Privatisation beats Right to Health

A few rich countries have secured the lion's share of the most promising Covid 19 vaccines. However, Corona is only over when it is over for everyone. But European governments are undermining global cooperation to overcome the health crisis. By Anne Jung. Read more

Migration policy

Protecting borders instead of refugees

After the fire at the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos: How Europe is flogging off the human rights that underpin it at the Greek EU border. By Ramona Lenz. Read more

Covid-19

The short spring of solidarity

While international solidarity in containing the corona pandemic is officially emphasized, many states are relying on nationalism in vaccine research. By Dr. Andreas Wulf. Read more

Afghanistan and Covid-19

Troubled today and an uncertain future

The country has almost nothing to counter the virus. A report by Jawad Zawulistani from the partner organization Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy (AHRDO). Read more

Projects – Projections

All articles on the topic of human rights

09.07.2020 Global Matrix of Coloniality

What you can learn from South African post- and neo-apartheid: A suggestion for a cosmopolitan insurgency from the ground up. Interview with Tshepo Madlingozi.

30.04.2020 Tennis Court Oath of the 21. Century

If, with the crisis as an argument, human rights are once again put on the back burner - what do we do to counter this? By Thomas Seibert

17.03.2020 Refugees Welcome! Don’t Shoot!

While Europe is taking strict measures against corona, Greece cannot guarantee medical care for the refugees.

05.03.2020 A coalition to “shield” migrants and refugees against violence at the borders

We will hold Greece and the EU accountable for the violations of the rights of migrants and refugees fleeing Turkey.

06.02.2018 Charter for the 21st Century

Charter for the 21st Century, as elaborated and agreed by the political observers and the delegates of the “General Assembly”, December 18, 2017 Preliminary Note From November 3–5, the first assembly of the World Parliament took place at the...

31.08.2017 Democracy under pressure

Oppositions are reviled, NGOs banned, criticism is prosecuted as treason: worldwide, the spaces for emancipatory politics are being deliberately pared away.

10.05.2017 In other words

Another reason for the failure of the government project of the Workers’ Party (PT) was the media monopoly of the old elites. Antonio Martins’ discussion portal Outras Palavras supports left-wing points of view.

10.04.2017 Refugees in Egypt

Interview with Nader G. Attar from medico’s Egyptian partner organization Center for Refugee Solidarity.

27.07.2016 An end to fear

A diversified movement has conquered the streets.

27.07.2016 The regime strikes back

Civil society organisations like the El Nadeem Centre for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture are under growing pressure.