The Origins and Evolution of the Health and Human Rights Movement

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
WCC 3016

Please join us for a discussion with Alicia Ely Yamin, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, and Andrés Constantin, Global Health Law Scholar and LL.M. Candidate in Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center, on the topic of human rights advocacy within the context of health. The application of human rights frameworks to the study of health has had critical implications: it has extended the bounds of human and governmental agency; helped re-interpret norms in light of gendered and other experiences; demonstrated the porousness and arbitrariness of divides between the public and private, and political and economic realms; as well as created institutional frameworks and procedures at national and international levels. Throughout this history, the most significant source of human rights consciousness and energy has come from the diverse people who have been affected by, and collectively struggled against “pathologies of power.”