Alicia Ely Yamin
Alicia Ely Yamin is a senior advisor on human rights at Partners in Health, and a senior fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.Espanol | French |
Post-pandemic collective action for health rights and social justice is essential
The pandemic shows the need for post-crisis collective action, and rising to the task will be essential if we are to realize a new global economic order—with human ...
Putting human rights at the centre of struggles for health and social equality
We’ve made progress on economic and social rights, but the human rights community needs new, much more collaborative strategies to challenge the inequalities underlying ...
Silencing the drama - Do the SDG indicators expose the injustices that limit women’s sexual and reproductive lives?
The SDGs are a step forward for women’s equality and sexual and reproductive rights, but the indicators used to measure progress may prove problematic for rights ...
The right to design babies? Human rights and bioethics
New developments in gene modifications make it more urgent than ever to raise societal awareness, and adopt appropriate measures to enforce existing international ...
Caliban Unleashed: What role for strategic litigation in an illiberal era?
There are inherent limitations in litigating health rights, but it has led to important victories, and must remain a key strategy as populism surges.
“Speaking truth to power:” a call for praxis in human rights
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
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 crisis itself has been ...
Human rights and social justice: the in(di)visible link
The distinction that Aryeh Neier draws between human rights and social justice is premised on a limited notion of what constitutes “power”, argue Ignacio Saiz and ...