03rd December 2020

Online Seminar via Zoom

Online Seminar via Zoom

UK launch of “Foundations of Global Health and Human Rights”

16:30-18:00 GMT | Thursday 3 December 2020

On 3 December, International Day of People with Disabilities, Doughty Street Chambers and the Centre for Law and Social Justice at the School of Law, University of Leeds, is delighted to host the UK virtual launch of the book “Foundations of Global Health & Human Rights”, edited by Professors Lawrence Gostin and Benjamin Meier

Larry will be familiar to many UK mental health lawyers: in the mid 1970s he served as legal director of Mind before returning to the USA where he is now University Professor at Georgetown Law. Ben is Associate Professor of Global Health Policy at UNC-Chapel Hill.   

Dr Oliver Lewis of Chambers and Indian psychiatrist Dr Soumitra Pathare jointly wrote the chapter on ‘Chronic illness, disability and mental health’.

During the launch event, Larry Gostin and Benjamin Meier will outline the book in context.

Oliver Lewis and Soumitra Pathare will give a mini-lecture (of 20 minutes), summarising the key points of their chapter and outlining global issues at the interface of disability, mental health and human rights. 

Following the mini-lecture, we will hear from three distinguished respondents:

The webinar will be chaired by Doughty Street’s Shu Shin Luh.

There will be Q&A.


Follow the participants on Twitter: 

Jhilmil Breckenbridge @jhilmilspirit

Larry Gostin @LawrenceGostin

Oliver Lewis @DrOliverLewis

Shu Shin Luh @shushinluh

Ben Meier @BenjaminMMeier

Tlaleng Mofokeng @drtlaleng

Soumitra Pathare @netshrink

Gerard Quinn @SR_Disability

Watch the recording below. 

UK launch of “Foundations of Global Health and Human Rights”