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Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

May 24, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Organized by the O’Neill Institute and Georgetown University

May 24
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM CEST
Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix
Geneva, Switzerland


Institutions matter for the advancement of human rights in global health. Given the dramatic development of human rights under international law and the parallel proliferation of global institutions for public health, an imperative arises to understand the implementation of human rights through global health governance. We are pleased to invite you to the book launch of Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World. The launch will be followed by a discussion with the contributing authors on the following topics:

1) Foundations of human rights as a framework of global health governance
2) World Health Organization mandate to pursue a rights-based approach to health
3) Role of inter-governmental organizations in health-related human rights
4) Influence of rights-based economic governance on public health
5) Recognition of global health among institutions of human rights governance

Speakers include Benjamin Mason Meier (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Flavia Bustreo (Former Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization), Alicia Ely Yamin (O’Neill Institute), Veronica Magar (World Health Organization), Rebekah Thomas (World Health Organization), Helena Nygren-Krug (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS), Suerie Moon (Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute), Thirukumaran Balasubramaniam (Knowledge Ecology International), Ralf Jürgens (The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria) and Gian Luca Burci (Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute).


May 24, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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