Seminar “Public Health and Human Rights – Current Challenges and Possible Solutions”

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The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights in Venice is organizing the seminar Public Health and Human Rights – Current Challenges and Possible Solutions, to take place on 19 May 2016 on the Lido, Venice. The issue of global health governance deals with the question how to regulate efficiently a panoply of actors in global health, such as international organisations, States, NGOs (including philanthropic foundations), private-public partnerships, pharmaceutical companies, individuals and others. The seminar on public health and human rights will host some of the most renowned experts on health related human rights. Their presentations will be organized in three panels: (a) public health and human rights at national, regional and national levels; (b) global health security and the protection of human rights; and (c) public health systems and prevention of human rights. Presentations in each panel will be followed by an interactive discussion with other participants. The key-note lecturer at the seminar is Prof. Stefano Semplici, from “Tor Vergata” University in Rome and a former Chairperson of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO. Other lecturers include: Prof. Brigit Toebes (Groningen), Prof. Vesna Švab (Ljubljana), Dr. Gorik Ooms (Protection International), Dr. Sondus Hassounah (Imperial College), Dr. Chamundeeswari Kuppuswamy (Hertfordshire), Prof. Stefania Negri (Salerno), Prof. Stéphanie Dagron (Geneva), Rossella Miccio (EMERGENCY) and Prof. Sarah Hawkes (University College London).

More information can be found here.