The Human Right to Access Vaccines: The Case of COVID-19
Co-sponsored by Boston College Law School and the Boston College Schiller Institute's Global Public Health and the Common Good program.
Lisa Forman, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Global Health Equity, University of Toronto
Phillip Landrigan, Professor of Biology, and Director of the Global Public Health Program and the Global Observatory on Planetary Health, Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, Boston College
Moderator: Katie Young, Professor of Law, and Professor Associate Dean of Faculty and Global Programs, Boston College Law School
Welcome by Odette Lienau, Dean, BC Law School
In this panel which leads a discussion on COVID-19 and the availability of vaccines, Professor Forman will ask how state obligations to secure human rights to health and science, recognized in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and elsewhere in international human rights law, impact vaccines and treatment issues. She will also discuss the possibility of a pandemic treaty. Professor Landrigan will speak to the value of vaccines to prevent disease and to stabilize societies, drawing on his decades of experience as an epidemiologist working on public health issues.
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Thursday, January 26 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
East Wing, 115A
Boston College, Boston College Law School, 885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02459, USA