In honor of International Human Rights Day, the O’Neill Institute invites you to a panel event hosted by PAHO/WHO, which will convene key international and regional from the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, OHCHR, World Bank and the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights.
Panelists will include members of the Supreme Courts of Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Guatemala; a member of the House of Representatives of Uruguay; and the Minister of Health of Panama.
Panelists will provide their views regarding a number of questions that arise when we consider the role of national courts in enforcing the right to health and health-related rights:
- What role should the courts have in relation to socio-economic rights?
- Should they be involved?
- How far should courts go?
- How do we achieve a balance between courts and other political institutions?
- Does litigation unfairly privilege those who have access to the courts? If so, what would be the appropriate role of courts in the adjudication of matters involving social and economic policy?
There will be opportunities for networking with participants and panelists.
Light lunch will be served.