251240 US Universal Periodic Review, Human Rights and Health Care

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM

Katrina Anderson, JD , US Legal Program, Center for Reproductive Rights, New York, NY
In March of 2011, the UN concluded its first Universal Periodic review of human rights in the United States. The process opened up opportunities for advocacy around a number of social justice issues in the United States including an examination of how U.S. healthcare policy measures up to international human rights standards. After providing a brief overview of the UPR process, this presentation will focus on advocacy around U.S. issues at the U.N. with a focus on reproductive health.

Learning Areas:
Program planning
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the session participants will be able to: 1. understand the process and objectives of the U.N. Universal Periodic Review Process 2. analyze reproductive health issues in the United States from a human rights perspective

Keywords: Human Rights, Reproductive Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: my expertise is in reproductive health policy.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.