November 02, 2015
Making the Right to Health a Reality in Kenya
Join us for a discussion with Allan Maleche on the right to health litigation and cases before Kenya’s courts. Maleche is Executive Director of the Kenyan Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV & AIDS (KELIN) and currently a Visiting Scholar at the FXB Center for Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As a human rights lawyer and executive director of KELIN, a human rights organization that works to protect and promote human rights related to HIV in East Africa, Maleche has achieved notable successes in using the law to shape health policy in Kenya and to help Kenyans realize the right to health through education, litigation, and advocacy. Under Maleche’s leadership, KELIN recently brought a case challenging the forced and coerced sterilization of HIV+ pregnant women to the Kenyan High Court.
Sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School (HRP), the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, and the Harvard African Law Association (HALA).