Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

*** The Health in Humanitarian Crises Seminar Series ***

Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

Date: 25th September, 2018

Time: 5:30pm

Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre



This panel discussion analyses the evolving relationship between human rights, global governance, and public health, examining an expansive set of international organizations that employ human rights in responding to public health challenges in a rapidly globalizing world.


  • Benjamin Mason MeierAssociate Professor of Global Health Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Scholar at Georgetown Law School’s O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law
  • Sarah HawkesProfessor of Global Public Health at University College London (UCL), where she leads a research theme analysing the use of evidence in policy processes, and the Founding Director of the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health.
  • Gorik J. Ooms, Professor of Global Health Law & Governance at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Adjunct Professor at the Law Faculty of Georgetown University, and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ghent University.
  • Thérèse Murphy, Professor of Law and Director of the Health and Human Rights Unit at Queen’s University Belfast and a longstanding member of the editorial board of the Human Rights Law Review.
  • Judith R. Bueno de Mesquita, Lecturer in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre, Deputy Director of the Human Rights Centre Clinic at the University of Essex.
  • Rachel Hammonds is the Academic Coordinator of the Sustainable Development and Human Rights Law Programme at the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp.


The event is free and open to all but registration is required. To register, please click here.


As the event is fully booked, a livestream/recording will be activated at the time of the event here.