Alicia Ely Yamin

Alicia Ely Yamin is a Senior Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, where she leads the Global Health and Rights Project, a joint collaboration with the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University (GHELI).


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The right to design babies? Human rights and bioethics

January 8, 2019
By: Roberto Andorno & Alicia Ely Yamin

New developments in gene modifications make it more urgent than ever to raise societal awareness, and adopt appropriate measures to enforce ...


Caliban Unleashed: What role for strategic litigation in an illiberal era?

December 5, 2018
By: Alicia Ely Yamin

There are inherent limitations in litigating health rights, but it has led to important victories, and must remain a key strategy as populism ...


“Speaking truth to power:” a call for praxis in human rights

April 18, 2017
By: Alicia Ely Yamin

Human rights require struggles over power and systems of thought—not just fights against individual violators and institutional inequities.

Ebola, human rights, and poverty – making the links

October 23, 2014
By: Alicia Ely Yamin

The Ebola crisis shows the necessity of a human rights approach to public health that focuses on discrimination and accountability, and the ...


Human rights and social justice: the in(di)visible link

July 3, 2013
By: Ignacio Saiz & Alicia Ely Yamin

The distinction that Aryeh Neier draws between human rights and social justice is premised on a limited notion of what constitutes “power”, ...