Alicia Ely Yamin


Alicia Ely Yamin is currently a Senior Scholar in Residence at the Global Health and Education Learning Incubator at Harvard University, as well as Visiting Professor and Senior Advisor to the O’Neill Institute at Georgetown University Law Center .

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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”, ...