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
Global Health Law Consortium
Public Engagement
Jul 2021
Decolonising Human Rights in Global Health
OpinioJuris: In association with the International Commission of Jurists
Public Engagement
Jun 2021
Reshaping Global Health Law in the Wake of COVID-19 to Uphold Human Rights
World Health Assembly Side Event
Public Engagement
May 2021
Strengthening Human Rights to Respond to Pandemic Threats
Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Publications
May 2021
Background Paper 11: Human Rights Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Maternal Health Innovations Program
Presentations
Apr 2021
Rights-Based Approaches to Maternity Care
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 Research
Public Engagement
Dec 2020
Setting a Field Alight
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
Health & Human Rights Journal
Public Engagement
Jan 2020
Human Rights Education Must Become Central to the Health Curriculum
Health & Human Rights Journal
Publications
Dec 2019
Human Rights for Health across the United Nations
Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Presentations
Nov 2019
Global Health Advancement through Human Rights Accountability: A Public Health Imperative for Human Rights Research
Global Health Governance Training Program, Duke University
Presentations
Nov 2019
Human Rights in Global Health Governance
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
Presentations
Oct 2019
Doomed to Repeat the Mistakes of the Past?: The Post-2015 Agenda and the Neglect of Human Rights for Global Health
Brocher Alumni Conference, Brocher Foundation, Hermance, Switzerland
Presentations
Jun 2019
Employing Human Rights to Advance Global Health
Health Law Professors Conference, Loyola Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Presentations
Jun 2019
Comparative Research on Human Rights Law in Global Health Governance
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Presentations
Apr 2019
South Africa’s Role in Informing Health and Human Rights
University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Presentations
Apr 2019
Global Health & Human Rights
Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Chicago, Illinois
Presentations
Mar 2019
Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Public Engagement
Dec 2018
Human Rights Day 2018: Human Rights are a Public Health Issue
Brocher Foundation, Hermance, Switzerland
Presentations
Dec 2018
Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World
Health & Human Rights Journal
Publications
Dec 2018
Human Rights in Public Health: Deepening Engagement at a Critical Time
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Public Engagement
Dec 2018
Reflecting on 70 Years of Human Rights in Public Health
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California
Presentations
Nov 2018
Human Rights in Global Health Governance
Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Presentations
Oct 2018
Global Health Advancement through Human Rights Accountability: An Academic Imperative for Empirical Research
Public Health Ethics, Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Presentations
Oct 2018
Human Rights in Global Health
Think Global Lecture Series, Duke Global Health Institute, Durham, North Carolina
Presentations
Oct 2018
Alma Ata Celebrates 40 Years: What Does this Milestone Mean for Global Health and Human Rights?
Gouvernance Mondiale et Santé, Université Laval
Presentations
Oct 2018
Human Rights in Global Health Governance
College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Presentations
Sep 2018
Human Rights in Tobacco Control
International Conference on Global Health Law, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Presentations
Sep 2018
Human Rights in Global Health Governance
Book Launch, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London
Presentations
Sep 2018
Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World
Human Rights in Global Health Rights-based Governance for a Globalizing World
Publications
Sep 2018
The United Nations Children’s Fund: Implementing Human Rights for Child Health
Health Law Professors Conference, Cleveland, Ohio
Presentations
Jun 2018
Human Rights Law as a Normative Framework for Global Health Governance
Book Launch, Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland
Presentations
May 2018
Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World
Global Health & Innovation Conference, New Haven, Connecticut
Presentations
Apr 2018
Human Rights in Global Health Governance
Book Launch, O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
Presentations
Apr 2018
Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World
Global Health Governance
Publications
Apr 2018
Human Rights in Global Health Governance
Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Presentations
Dec 2017
Human Rights in Global Health Governance
Human Rights Forum, American Public Health Association, Atlanta, Georgia
Presentations
Nov 2017
A Rights-Based Approach to Global Health Governance
Conversations in Human Rights, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Presentations
Sep 2017
Governing Global Health: Is there a Role for Human Rights?
Institut International des Droits de l’Homme, Fondation René Cassin, Strasbourg, France
Presentations
Jul 2017
Human Rights in Global Health Governance
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York
Presentations
Jun 2017
Analyzing Moral Determinants of Health (Acceptance Speech for 2017 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award)
Expert Consultation Group to the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Water and Sanitation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Presentations
May 2017
Human Rights to Water and Sanitation and Development Cooperation
Brocher Foundation, Hermance, Switzerland
Presentations
Apr 2017
Evolution of Human Rights in the World Health Organization
New York University, New York, New York
Presentations
Feb 2017
Human Rights in Global Health Governance
Center for Reproductive Rights, New York, New York
Presentations
Feb 2017
Public Health Boot Camp