Human Rights in Practice: The Right to Health in Latin America

October 30, 2019 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3043
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Prof. Alicia Ely Yamin, Harvard Law, will discuss efforts to promote greater equity and accountability in health systems in Latin America and more broadly. Focusing on the experience of constitutionalization and judicial enforcement of the right to health in Latin America, she will focus on some lessons and challenges that extreme social inequality, coupled with poor responsiveness from elected branches of government and failures within health systems, that show why people take advantage of more favorable structures that exist in many courts. This event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Global Health Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at