New course: Health and Human Rights Colloquium at UCLA in Jan

Hi everyone,


This is a great opportunity for public health students interested in health and human rights.  And anyone else is welcome to observe as well.  Please respond ASAP to



Paula Tavrow


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Subject: [WH&E] new Health and Human Rights Colloquium at UCLA in Jan


I’m teaching a new course in January that may be of interest. While it now has a waiting list for law students, I reserved ten slots for non-law graduate and professional students. Interested students should email with one sentence on the reason for their interest in the course in order to be considered for a “permission to enroll” number.



Lara Stemple, JD

Director of Graduate Program

UCLA Law School


Health and Human Rights Colloquium: Law 523

10 weeks, beginning January 9. 1 unit. Stemple. Thursdays 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM


This new course focuses on the relationship between global health and international human rights law. We examine the conceptual linkages between health and human rights and explore both the promise of the field and the challenges inherent
in implementing its norms on the ground.


Health and human rights are interrelated in multiple ways: human rights abuses have negative health consequences; health policies and programs can enhance or hinder human rights; and health outcomes are improved by fulfilling the full range
of human rights.


The first session of the ten-class series lays out the theoretical framework. The subsequent nine sessions feature leading human rights scholars and practitioners from around the world.  The lineup includes the following confirmed speakers:


Joseph Amon: Director of the Health and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch


Zainab Bangura: United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict


Agnes Binagwaho: Minister of Health, Rwanda


Chris Beyrer: Director, Johns Hopkins Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program


Lawrence O. Gostin: Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law

Geeta Rao Gupta: Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF


Harold Koh: Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School; former Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State


Jessica Stern: Executive Director of the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission


All lectures are open to the university community, but course enrollment is limited to thirty law students and ten graduate or professional students from outside of the law school. Requirements include attendance, participation, and a two-page
analysis related to five sessions of the student’s choice. The course will be graded pass/no pass.