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.
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New York University, New York, New York
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Feb 2017
Human Rights in Global Health Governance
Center for Reproductive Rights, New York, New York
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Feb 2017
Public Health Boot Camp
University of Miami, Miami, Florida
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Nov 2016
Human Rights and Ethics in Advancing Global Health and Justice
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
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Oct 2016
Human Rights Advancement through Public Health Governance
The Sustainable Development Goals and the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health’s Upcoming Report, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
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Jun 2016
Accountability Mechanisms for the Human Right to Health
Ethical, Legal and Policy Challenges in HIV Research with Key Populations, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
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Jun 2016
Creating Synergy in Human Rights Work and Health Research
Health and Human Rights: An International Journal
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Jun 2016
The Paradox of Happiness: Health and Human Rights in the Kingdom of Bhutan
Global Health Governance
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Jan 2016
The Framework Convention on Global Health
Red Tie Affair, GlobeMed, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Nov 2015
How the Human Right to Health Catalyzed the Global HIV/AIDS Response
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Nov 2015
Big Pharma, Patents & Public Policy: Essential Medicines & Human Rights
Journal of the International AIDS Society
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Nov 2015
Employing Human Rights Frameworks to Realize Access to an HIV Cure
Duke Global Health Law Symposium, Duke Law School, Durham, North Carolina
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Nov 2015
Human Rights Accountability for Global Health Advancement (Keynote Address)
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
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Nov 2015
Human Rights Research for Public Health Promotion
The Daily Tar Heel
Public Engagement
Oct 2015
Human Rights Combines with Public Health in Lecture
Health & Human Rights Symposium, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
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Oct 2015
Implementing the Human Right to Health: The Public Policy Challenges to Come
Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference, Oxford University, Oxford, England
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Sep 2015
Understanding National Policy Efforts to Implement Ethical Norms of the Human Right to Health
The Globalization of Development, Hanover, Germany
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Jul 2015
The Role of @SocialMedia in the Local Institutionalization of #HumanRights Norms
Law & Society Conference, Seattle, Washington
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May 2015
Human Rights Accountability through Treaty Bodies
Health and Human Rights: An International Journal
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May 2015
Evolving Human Rights and the Science of Antiretroviral Medicine
Ethics Around the Table, Parr Center for Ethics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Apr 2015
Realizing the International Human Right to Health through U.S. Health Care Policy
UNICEF at UNC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Mar 2015
The Role of UNICEF in Promoting Human Rights in Water and Sanitation Policy
Bioethics at UNC, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Mar 2015
Human Rights Accountability through Treaty Bodies: Examining Human Rights Treaty Monitoring for Water and Sanitation
International Conference on Stigma, Washington, DC
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Nov 2014
The Evolution of Human Rights in the Global HIV/AIDS Response
Health Law Professors Conference, San Francisco
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Jun 2014
International Legal Accountability through UN Treaty Bodies
Unintended and Intended Implications of HIV Cure: A Social and Ethical Analysis, Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland
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May 2014
Employing Human Rights Frameworks to Define Government Obligations, Allocate Scarce Resources, and Engage Civil Society in Realizing Access to an HIV Cure
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts
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Nov 2013
US Efforts to Realize the Right to Health Through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts
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Nov 2013
Evolution of Human Rights Law in World Health Organization Policy and the Future of Human Rights Law in Global Health Governance
United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York
Public Engagement
Oct 2013
Launch Event, Global Health and Human Rights Database
United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York
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Oct 2013
Developing the Global Health and Human Rights Database
Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
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Oct 2013
Rights-Based Indicators Regarding Non-Discrimination and Equity in Access to Water and Sanitation
Assembling Health Rights in Global Contest: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
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Sep 2013
The Political Evolution of Health as a Human Right: Conceptualizing Public Health under International Law, 1940s-1990s
Health and Human Rights: An International Journal
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Sep 2013
Human Rights Provide Justification for the Health in All Policies Approach
Global Health Disparities: A Narrative Approach
Public Engagement
Sep 2013
Perspectives from the Field: An Interview with Benjamin Meier
Global Health & Innovation Conference, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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Apr 2013
Advancing Global Health and Human Rights in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
WASH & Global Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Apr 2013
Human Rights in Water Policy
Heels in the Field Lecture Series, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Mar 2013
Human Rights in Global Health: From HIV Drugs to Clean Water
Working Toward Water Justice in North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina,
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Mar 2013
The Human Right to Water: An Evolving Human Right and the Development of Rights-Based Indicators
Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Washington, DC
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Mar 2013
Advancing Global Health through Human Rights Accountability for a Framework Convention on Global Health
Public Health: Politics and Policy, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Masters of Public Health Program
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Mar 2013
Global Health & the Politics of Human Rights
Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: From Theory to Practice, Harvard University Radcliffe Exploratory Seminar, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Dec 2012
Developing Indicators for the Human Right(s) to Water and Sanitation: Exploring the Politics of Indicator-Based Accountability
World Health Organization
Public Engagement
Oct 2012
Correspondence with Health in All Policies Consultation Group
Debates on U.S. Health Care
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Sep 2012
Health Care as a Human Right
AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition, Washington, DC
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Jul 2012
The Human Right to Water and Sanitation
The Global Biomedical Enterprise, Columbia University, New York, New York
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Jun 2012
The World Health Organization, Global Health Governance, and the Contentious History of the Human Rights
Global Health and Innovation Conference, New Haven, Connecticut
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Apr 2012
The Rise of Human Rights to Address theHealth Threats of a Globalizing World
Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Global Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Apr 2012
Human Right to Water: An Evolving Human Right and the 2010 UN Declaration on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation
Breastfeeding and Public Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Apr 2012
Realizing a Human Right to Breastfeeding through Global Health Policy
Global Health Discussion Series, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Mar 2012
The Future of Human Rights in Global Health
A Drink for Tomorrow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Mar 2012
Rethinking the Global Water Crisis
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
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Oct 2011
Social Cash Transfer Policy as a Means to Realize a Human Right to Health in the Developing World
Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Oct 2011
Health & Human Rights: An Introduction
Parr Center for Ethics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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May 2011
The World Health Organization in Rights-Based Global Health Governance
Global Legal Regulation and Social Science Measurements: Balancing Critique and Pragmatism, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
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May 2011
The Human Right to Water & Sanitation: An Evolving Human Right and the Move to Apply Indicators for Global Health
Global Health & Innovation Conference, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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Apr 2011
Collective Rights to HIV Prevention: Human Rights for the Public’s Health
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Apr 2011
Big Pharma, Patents, and AIDS Policy: The Intersection of Essential Medicines and Human Rights
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
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Apr 2011
Right to Health Litigation and HIV/AIDS Policy
Advocates for Human Rights, Human Rights Week, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Apr 2011
Moderator and Facilitator, One Peace at a Time
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
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Mar 2011
Global Health & Human Rights, National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference
Berger International Law Speaker Series, Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
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Mar 2011
Global Health Governance and the Contentious Politics of Human Rights: Mainstreaming the Right to Health for Public Health Advancement
Public Health Law, UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Feb 2011
International Human Rights Law for the Public’s Health
Health Rights in Global Historical Perspective, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, England
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Feb 2011
The World Health Organization, Global Health Governance, and the Contentious Evolution of the Human Right to Health
Center for Infectious Diseases and Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Feb 2011
A Rights-Based Approach to Global HIV Prevention Policy
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
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Nov 2010
Rights Based Approaches to Public Health Systems
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
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Nov 2010
Global Justice Through a Human Right to Breastfeeding
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
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Nov 2010
Is Access to Medicines All We Got?: Conceptualizing a Human Right to HIV Prevention Systems in Global Health Policy
Rights Based Approaches to Public Health
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Nov 2010
A Rights-Based Approach to Health Care Reform