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.
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:
Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health
Jhilmil Breckenbridge, poet and mental health activist
Prof Gerard Quinn, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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.