Health & Human Rights

Human rights are essential to global health. The inextricable linkages between global health and human rights have given rise to the interdisciplinary field of “health and human rights.” Through this field, human rights offer universal frameworks to advance justice in global health under international law, elaborating the freedoms and entitlements necessary to realize dignity for all.
PublicationsPresentationsPublic Engagement
Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Presentations
Mar 2021
Human Rights Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemic
OpinioJuris: In association with the International Commission of Jurists
Public Engagement
Feb 2021
Harmonizing Global Health Law and Human Rights Law to Develop Rights-Based Approaches to Global Health Emergencies
Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law: The Future of Global Health Governance
Presentations
Jan 2021
The Role of International Organizations in Global Health Governance
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health: Gillings School News
Public Engagement
Nov 2020
AJPH editorial: Populism threatens the public health response to COVID-19
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Presentations
Oct 2020
Analyzing the human rights impacts of national pandemic responses
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Publications
Oct 2020
Facilitating Access to a COVID-19 Vaccine through Global Health Law
Lancet Public Health
Publications
Sep 2020
The Shibboleth of Human Rights in Public Health
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health: Gillings School News
Public Engagement
Aug 2020
Public health education needs a human rights focus
UNC College of Arts & Sciences
Public Engagement
Aug 2020
Bookmark This: Benjamin Mason Meier
Health & Human Rights Journal
Public Engagement
Aug 2020
Tlaleng Mofokeng: Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health
Infectious diseases in the New Millennium: Legal and Ethical Challenges
Publications
Mar 2020
Rights-Based Approaches to Preventing, Detecting, and Responding to Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Health & Human Rights Journal
Publications
Jan 2020
Human Rights in Global Health Governance