Human Rights in Global Health
Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World
Edited by Benjamin Mason Meier, Lawrence O. Gostin, and Foreword by Mary Robinson
Edited by Benjamin Mason Meier, Associate Professor of Global Health Policy, Department of Public Policy & Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Edited by Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor, Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University, Georgetown University Law Center, and Foreword by Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice. Former President of Ireland (1990-1997); United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (
Benjamin Mason Meier is an Associate Professor of Global Health Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Scholar at Georgetown Law School's O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and a consultant to international organizations, national governments, and nongovernmental organizations. Dr. Meier's interdisciplinary research-at the intersection of global health, international law, and public policy-examines the development, evolution, and application of human rights in global health.
Lawrence O. Gostin is University Professor (Georgetown University's highest academic rank), Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law, and Director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Professor Gostin is the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights, and serves on expert WHO advisory committees. He is a Member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences, Council on Foreign Relations, and Hastings Center.
Carolin Anthes is Research Associate at Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), is currently concluding her dissertation on institutional roadblocks to human rights mainstreaming in FAO.
Thirukumaran Balasubramaniam is the Geneva Representative of Knowledge Ecology International (KEI).
Virginia Brás Gomes currently serves as the Chair of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, as well as the Senior social policy adviser in the Ministry of Employment, Solidarity and Social Security of Portugal. In addition, Ms. Brás Gomes serves as a member of the International Board of the Programme for Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; of the UNRISD Advisory Group for the project on Linking Social Protection and Human Rights; of the Board of the Portuguese UNICEF Committee; and of the National Committee for Human Rights.
Judith R. Bueno de Mesquita is a Lecturer in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre, and Deputy Director of the Human Rights Centre Clinic, University of Essex, UK.
Kent Buse serves as Chief, Strategic Policy Directions at UNAIDS. He is a political economist who has taught at Yale University and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Flavia Bustreo is Assistant Director-General for Family, Women's and Children's Health at the World Health Organization.
Audrey Chapman is Professor of Community Medicine and Healthcare, and holds the Healey Memorial Chair in Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Chapman concurrently holds an adjunct appointment at the UConn School of Law and is an affiliate of the UConn Human Rights Institute.
Andrés Constantin is an Abogado -J.D. equivalent- from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a Global Health Law Scholar at Georgetown University and an LL.M. Candidate in Global Health Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
Joanne Csete teaches health and human rights at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Olivier de Schutter teaches human rights law at the University of Louvain (UCL). He is a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. He co-chairs the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food).
Dabney P. Evans is an Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She is architect and Director of the Emory University Institute of Human Rights.
Emilie Filmer-Wilson is the Human Rights Adviser, at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Connor Fuchs is a graduate student at Emory University, pursuing Juris Doctor and Master of Public Health degrees.
Lawrence O. Gostin is University Professor (Georgetown University's highest academic rank), Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law, and Director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Professor Gostin is the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights, and serves on expert WHO advisory committees.
Rachel Hammonds is a post-doctoral researcher in the Law and Development Research Group, at the University of Antwerp's Law Faculty, where she leads a team of researchers examining efforts to localize human rights.
Sarah Hawkes is Professor of Global Public Health at University College London. Sarah is the Founding Director of the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health.
Ralf Jürgens joined the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria as Senior Coordinator, Human Rights, in May 2015. Ralf also co-founded and served as executive director of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.
Florian Kastler is an associate member of the Health and Law Institute of Paris Descartes University, Sorbonne Paris Cité. He currently teaches Global Health Law at Sciences Po, Paris as well as at Paris Descartes University.
Rajat Khosla works as Human Rights Adviser in the Department of Reproductive Health Research at the World Health Organization.
Julia Kreienkamp is a Research Assistant at the Global Governance Institute (GGI) at University College London.
Matthew Lennon-Smith is a former consultant with the Global Fund's Human Rights Team.
Hyeyoung Lim currently works as a Human Rights Advisor at the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Geneva, Switzerland.
Bronwyn McBride joined the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in Canada in 2016.
Mariah McGill, JD, is a Senior Fellow with the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy at Northeastern University School of Law. She is a human rights lawyer, who explores human rights-based approaches to health and other rights.
Gillian MacNaughton, JD, DPhil, is an assistant professor in the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Veronica Magar is Team Leader for Gender, Equity and Human Rights at the World Health Organization.
Stephen P. Marks is the François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, where he directs the Program on Human Rights in Development.
Benjamin Mason Meier is an Associate Professor of Global Health Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Scholar at Georgetown Law School's O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and a consultant to international organizations, national governments, and nongovernmental organizations.
Suerie Moon, MPA, PhD is Director of Research at the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. She teaches at the Graduate Institute and Harvard School of Public Health.
Luis Mora is the Chief of the Gender, Human Rights and Culture Branch at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Mitra Motlagh works for the human rights unit at UNICEF and has fourteen years of experience in international law and development.
Amrei Mueller is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career researcher at the Health and Human Rights Unit, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast.
Thérèse Murphy is Professor of Law and Director of the Health & Human Rights Unit at Queen's University Belfast. She is a longstanding member of the editorial board of the Human Rights Law Review.
Helena Nygren-Krug joined UNAIDS in 2013, where she is currently Senior Advisor in the Executive Office.
Gorik J. Ooms is a human rights lawyer and a global health scholar, Professor of Global Health Law & Governance at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Adjunct Professor at the Law Faculty of Georgetown University, and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ghent University.
Kumanan Rasanathan is currently Chief of the UNICEF Implementation Research and Delivery Science Unit and Senior Adviser Health in UNICEF's Health Section.
Mary Robinson is President of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice. She served as President of Ireland (1990-1997), and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002). She is a member of the Elders and the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama.
Jennifer Prah Ruger is the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy in the School of Social Policy & Practice and the inaugural Associate Dean for Global Studies and Faculty Chair at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania.
Yusra Ribhi Shawar conducts research concerning global health governance and the politics of health policy in low-income countries. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and received her PhD from American University and masters from the University of Virginia.
Michel Sidibé currently serves as the Executive Director of UNAIDS, holding the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Marcus Stahlhofer is Technical Officer in the Department for Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and the Department of Nutrition.
Lee Swepston is the former Senior Adviser on Human Rights and Human Rights Coordinator for the International Labor Office (ILO). He is a visiting professor with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and the Law School of the University of Lund (Sweden), where he teaches a masters course on human rights and international labor law.
Konstantinos Tararas has worked has worked since 2001 for UNESCO's Social and Human Sciences Sector.
Rebekah Bosco Thomas is Technical Officer for Human Rights in the Gender, Equity and Human Rights Team at the World Health Organization. She sits on WHO Guideline Review Committee and the WHO Ethics Review Committee and is Associate Editor at the BMC International Health and Human Rights Journal.
Susan Timberlake joined the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in 1984, moved to the World Health Organization in 1994 and UNAIDS in 1996 where she worked as Human Rights Advisor until she retired in 2014 as Chief of the UNAIDS Human Rights and Law Division.
Alicia Yamin is a Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law; Adjunct Lecturer on Law and Global Health, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; Global Fellow, Centre on Law and Social Transformation.