On December 9, 2021, we held our annual Human Rights Day event. Each year, the Law Library of Congress celebrates Human Rights Day to commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly with an event designed to promote understanding and recognition of human rights around the globe. This year’s event focused on the intersection of health and human rights, with a panel that brought together leading health and legal scholars and practitioners.
You can watch a recording of the event here:
The panel was moderated by Peter Roudik, the assistant law librarian for legal research at the Law Library of Congress and the director of the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Directorate.
The panelists were as follows:
Lucy Mize. Ms. Mize spent 24 years in the field in Indonesia and West Africa before she joined the USAID Asia Bureau as the health team lead. In that role, Mize leads eight technical experts providing health programming support to over 20 countries across Asia.
Helena Nygren-Krug. Professor Nygren-Krug is a senior advisor on human rights and the law in the executive office of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
Judit Sándor. Dr. Sándor is a professor of law and bioethics at Central European University (CEU). She served as the chief of the Bioethics Section at UNESCO and is the founding director of the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB) at CEU.
Alicia Ely Yamin. Dr. Yamin is currently a lecturer on law and the senior fellow on Global Health and Rights at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School; and an adjunct senior lecturer on Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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