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Human Rights Seminar 7: Access to essential medicines: an essential service?

When:Th 09-10-2014 10:00 - 16:00
Where:Old Courtroom (Oude Zittingzaal), Oud Boteringestraat 38, Groningen

This seminar is part of the seminar series Human Rights in Essential Public Service Provision, presented by the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance and the Groningen International School of Law.

The seminar is based on a project called Essential Legislation for Medicine Access (ELMA), which falls under the Right to health initiative - University of Groningen. In this project, students from both law and medicine analyse domestic legislation in a number of countries so as to identify essential elements of legislation in support of universal access to essential medicines.

This seminar will discuss the findings from the student project and explore whether the provision of essential medicines can be identified as a public essential service.

Full programme of the seminar on Access to essential medicines: An essential service?

Keynote speaker:

- Professor Hans Hogerzeil (Professor of Global Health, University of Groningen

Other speakers:

- dr Gorik Ooms and Rachel Hammonds (Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium)

- dr Jennifer Sellin (University of Maastricht)

- dr Monika Ambrus (Department of International and Constitutional Law, University of Groningen)

- Students from law and medicine at RUG, presenting their findings

- Marie Elske Gispen, PhD student at Utrecht University

- Shamiso Zinzombe, PhD student at Erasmus University

- dr Brigit Toebes (Department of International and Constitutional Law, University of Groningen), moderator

To participate, please register by sending an e-mail to stair@rug.nl.

Relevant research programme:

Public Interests and Private relationships