This is the first of a series of online sessions dedicated to the ethical, legal and human rights dimensions of public health in the context of the 2020 World Congress on Public Health.
The aim is to:
• draw together the emerging thinking, work and materials on the ethics, law and human rights aspects of public health
• consider implications for policy, advocacy and practice
• strengthen the collaboration of public health professionals, scholars and policy makers
• improve and protect the public’s health and wellbeing.
Keynote presentations by:
• Professor Larry Gostin, Director of O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law at Georgetown University and WHO Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights
• Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology at University College London (UCL), Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, and Past President of the World Medical Association
• Professor Thérèse Murphy, Director of the Health & Human Rights Unit and Professor of Law at Queen’s University, Belfast and Co-Founder of Human Rights Preparedness, an initiative of the Global Campus of Human Rights
• Dr Maja Groff, International Lawyer, Visiting Professor on global challenges, Leiden University College, The Hague, Faculty of Global Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA)
• Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram, Associate Professor of Global Health and Philosophy, Kings College, London
• Dr Farhang Tahzib, Public Health Physician and Chair of the Ethics Committee, UK Faculty of Public Health