Boston University symposium tackles health rights of prisoners, the public

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Boston University’s (Public) Health and Human Rights symposium April 6 invited scholars and policymakers from across the country to discuss a human rights strategy for public health advocacy, building on the alliance between the fields to promote a population-based rights to health and protection from abusive practices.

High-level experts working at the intersection of health and human rights addressed the general public’s right to health and the specific rights of prisoners.

Professor Sofia Gruskin, director of the USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights, spoke on a panel responding to the lecture of Dainius Pūras, United Nations special rapporteur on the right to health.

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