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Health and Human Rights

University of Groningen

Most deaths that currently occur globally are the result of chronic or ‘non-communicable’ diseases, in particular cardiovascular diseases, most cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. Although medical science plays an important role in reducing these diseases, law and policy are also crucial. In particular, they can ensure access to prevention, treatment and care, and address behavioral risk factors such as smoking, excess alcohol consumption, unhealthy eating and a lack of physical exercise.

This summer school will promote an understanding of how law and policy can best be framed to address the global increase in chronic diseases. Taking a human rights approach, key focus areas include securing equitable access to essential medicines, as well as possibilities to regulate behavioral risk factors, in particular smoking and unhealthy diets. Through interactive teaching methods, and against the backdrop of insights from health science, participants will enhance their understanding of how human rights and domestic law come into play, and how a global and domestic response can best be defined and implemented.

Location Groningen, Netherlands
8 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
Levels Master / Graduate
Credits 1.0 ECTS
Program fee 500 EUR
Accommodation fee 245 EUR
Extra information about the fee:
LLB/LLM/medical students/ PhD/Postdoc : € 500
Practitioners: € 650
University Groningen students: € 300
Accommodation: € 245
Application deadline 1 May 2019
Entry requirements None
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