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Law School Author Series: Seminar 4 with Alicia Ely Yamin

Law School Author Series - Conversations with Donna Lyons. Seminar 4 with Professor Alicia Ely Yamin.

Alicia Ely Yamin speaking at Trinity School of Law on her new book, ‘When Misfortune Becomes Injustice: Evolving Human Rights Struggles for Health and Social Equality’

Date and time: 2pm-3pm Irish Standard Time, Thursday, 1 October 2020

Alicia Ely Yamin, Senior Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School; and Senior Advisor on Human Rights at Partners in Health, will be discussing this important new book with Donna Lyons, Trinity College Dublin School of Law on Thursday, 1 October 2020.

This event will take place at 2pm Irish Standard Time (which is 9am EST). The event is free and open to all. It will be possible for attendees to join the webinar directly via the link on Zoom. The event will be simultaneously live-streamed on the Law School Facebook Page. There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of Professor Yamin during the session.

When Misfortune Becomes Injustice surveys the progress and challenges in deploying human rights to advance health and social equality over recent decades, with a focus on women's health and rights. 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 realisation of health rights. This publication reveals extraordinary progress in recognising health-related claims as legal rights and understanding the policy implications of doing so over the last few decades. Yet Yamin challenges us to consider why these advances have failed to produce greater equality within and between nations, and how the human rights praxis must now urgently address threats to social and gender justice, in health and beyond.