The Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences and the Human Rights and Public Law Centre welcome Dr Alicia Ely Yamin for a discussion of her latest monograph, ‘When Misfortune Becomes Injustice: Evolving Human Rights Struggles for Health and Social Equality.’
Durham Law School
When Misfortune Becomes Injustice surveys the progress and challenges in deploying human rights to advance health and social equality over recent decades. Dr Yamin weaves together theory and firsthand experience in a compelling narrative of how evolving legal norms, empirical knowledge, and development paradigms have interacted in the realization of health rights and challenges us to consider why these advances have failed to produce greater equality within and between nations.
Dr Yamin is 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; Adjunct Senior Lecturer on Health Policy and Management at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; and Senior Advisor on Human Rights and Health Policy at the global health justice organization, Partners In Health. She has published multiple books and over 160 articles in law and policy journals, as well as peer-reviewed public health journals, in both English and Spanish and has served on numerous United Nations and World Health Organization expert committees.