This three-day course is designed to increase the understanding of participants on the role of international human rights law and practice in global health governance and diplomacy.
The course will explore the following questions:
- What are the international standards and mechanisms that relate to the intersection of health and human rights?
- What does it mean in practice to set out a “right to health,” and how might such a right be implemented in laws, policies and programs?
- What is (and should be) the role of courts in enforcing health-related rights?
- What are the key elements of ‘rights-based approaches’ in programmes and policies, with reference to specific health issues and affected populations?
- Under international law, what limitations can be imposed on human rights out of concern for public health?
This course is designed to be highly interactive, drawing on national and international professional experiences of participants through a multi-disciplinary learning process. It also includes a simulated exercise through which participants will be able to apply the concepts addressed during the course.