Litigating health rights: Can courts bring more justice to health?
Learning Areas:Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Discuss the magnitude of health rights litigation around the world and its significance to health policy; Identify factors creating impetus for health rights litigation in certain countries; Explain equity implications of different types of health rights litigation (individual, collective) in different contexts
Keyword(s): Health Law, Public Health Policy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked at the intersection of health, human rights, and development for twenty years. I regularly advise public interest lawyers and NGOs on strategic litigation relating to health rights, and participate in regional workshops on health rights litigation. I also regularly lecture at institutions such as the World Bank and WHO in relation to legal enforcement of health rights.
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.