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Global Health Issues and Human Rights


Thursday 5th June, Mathematics and Statistics Building, Room MS05 (12.00 to 17.30)

Friday 6th June, Mathematics and Statistics Building, Room MS05 (08.30 to 10.30)

Friday 6th June, Council Chamber, Warwick University and Tut Room 6, New Students Learning Centre, Anatomy Building,  Medical School Campus, University of Cape Town (video linked) (10.30am to 15.30 UK time and 11.30 to 16.30 SA time)

University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL


Co-convenors: Dr Maria Stuttaford, University of Maastricht, Professor Gillian Lewando Hundt, University of Warwick, Professor John Harrington, University of Liverpool




5th June  Title of talk Name and Affiliation 
12.00-13.00 Arrival, registration and lunch  
13.00-13.15 Opening remarks Maria Stuttaford, University of Maastricht
  Chair John Harrington, Univesity of Liverpool
13.15-14.00 Health Care and the Roma of Central and Eastern Europe: A Human Rights Challenge?(Word Document) Istvan Pogany, Professor of Law, University of Warwick
14.00-14.45 Human Rights and Pandemic Influenza: The Protection of Human Rights in a Public Health Emergency(Word Document) Robyn Martin, Professor of Public Health Law, University of Hertforshire 
14.45-15.30 Codes of Practice and Bilateral Recruitment Agreements as Mechanisms to Balance Patients' Rights vs. Health Professionals' Rights(Word Document) Evgeniya Plotnikova, PhD student, School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh 
15.30-16.00 Coffee
Chair Gillian Lewando Hundt, University of Warwick
16.00-16.45  The Child's Right to Health & the Courts(Word Document) Aoife Nolan, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast
16.45-17.30 'I Bambini e le Droghe': The Right to Ritalin vs. the Right to Childhood in Italy(Word Document)  Giovanni Frazzetto,  Branco Weiss Fellow, BIOS Research Centre for the study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), London School of Economics and Politics (LSE)
19.30 Dinner Shaheen Ali, Professor of Law, University of Warwick
6th June Title of Talk Name and Affiliation
08.30-9.00 Arrival, tea, coffee  
Chair John Harrington, University of Liverpool
9.00-9.45  Intellectual Property Rights, Access to Medicines and Human Rights(Word Document) Duncan Matthews, Reader in Intellectual Property Law, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London
9.45-10.30  The Human Right to Tobacco Control (PDF Document) Stephen Marks, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights,Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health 
10.30  Move to Council Chamber
10.45-11.00 Coffee Break  
11.00-11.45 (speaker at UCT)  Health rights myths and challenges at the local level Ashraf Mahomed, Director, Cheadle Thompson and Haysom Inc., Former Head of South African Human Rights Commission, Western Cape
11.45-12.30 Are human rights fair? Jeanelle de Grouchy, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Nottingham City PCT
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.15 (speaker at UCT) Is knowing that you have rights enough? A learning network to realise the right to health - Taking action to realise the right to health at community level(Word Document) Jacky Thomas, The Women’s Circle and Research Fellow, University of Cape Town and Vanessa Reynolds, The Women’s Circle
14.15-15.00 What is a human-rights based approach to health and does it matter?(Word Document) Leslie London, Health and Human Rights Programme, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town Health Sciences Faculty
15.00-15.15 Concluding remarks Gillian Lewando Hundt, University of Warwick
15.15 Tea, coffee and depart