Online Program

Global Health and Human Rights Database: A Unique Tool for the Study of Health Law

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Brian Citro, JD, International Human Rights Clinic, The University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL
The field of health and human rights has grown dramatically in recent years. Legal research and the study of case law involving health and human rights is critical to understanding how human rights impact the practice of medicine, the functioning of health systems, and the welfare of patients. The Global Health and Human Rights Database represents the principal attempt to aggregate case law from around the world involving health and human rights law. The objective is to make this jurisprudence accessible to medical professionals, lawyers, government officials, academics, and activists around the world. The Database comprises judgments and case summaries from domestic, regional, and international jurisdictions, including English translations for some cases. It is organized and searchable based on a list of health topics and human rights, as well as hundreds of tags that provide a more granular level of categorization. The Database is the product of a global collaboration between academic and civil society organizations. It provides a unique tool with which to examine the intersection of health and human rights law in courts across the world.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Evaluate a unique online tool for legal research examining the intersection of health and human rights law around the world. Demonstrate how to utilize an online database of health and human rights case law from domestic, regional, and international jurisdictions.

Keyword(s): Human Rights, International Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Clinical Lecturer in Law and the Associate Director of the International Human Rights Clinic. I am also the Director of "Developing a Rights-Based Approach to TB in India," a project funded by the University of Chicago Center in Delhi and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights. I am a 2010 graduate of the Law School, where I was co-founder and Chair of the Human Rights Law Society.
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.