Litigating Rights : The Right to Health – Mark Heywood and Maya Foa in Conversation
Litigation as a tool for the promotion and protection of human rights has been employed in jurisdictions all over the world in recent decades. Yet the question when litigation will be an apt tool for promoting human rights continues to be debated, as does the question what impact that litigation has. This conversation series will invite legal practitioners who have litigated human rights in different jurisdictions around the world, including national and supranational courts, to explore in a public conversation a range of questions relating to the role and value of litigation in the promotion and protection of human rights.
In convening this new series of conversations, the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights hopes to foster robust and open conversations about some of the most important questions for constitutional and human rights lawyers everywhere. It seeks as well to foster conversations between scholars engaged in human rights research and practitioners engaged in litigating rights.
Mark Heywood, renowned HIV-AIDS and human rights activist and former executive director of SECTION27, South Africa, and Maya Foa, death penalty abolitionist and director of Reprieve UK, discuss the Right to Health.