The Global Health and Human Rights Database is a free online database of law from around the world relating to health and human rights. Developed by the Lawyers Collective and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, in collaboration with a worldwide network of partners—including NGOs, academics and private researchers—the database offers an interactive, searchable, and fully indexed website of case law, national constitutions and international instruments.

The database became publicly available in March 2013 and was formally launched on October 24, 2013, with a celebratory event held at UN Headquarters during the 68th session of the UN General Assembly, that brought together speakers working across a number of sectors.



Joseph Amon
Human Rights Watch

Ana Ayala
O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Brian Citro
University of Chicago Law School

Jonathan Cohen
Open Society Foundations

Anand Grover
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

Benjamin Mason Meier
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Terry McGovern
Columbia University

Nadia Rasheed
United Nations Development Programme

Suzanne Zhou
Lawyers Collective


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