Global Health and Human Rights

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The course will focus on defining concepts of human rights and their relations to global health. It will explore the main issues of global health; the human rights instruments and tools of prime importance to health; the impact of globalization on the health of population; health and human rights challenges UN agencies are confronted with; as well as several public health issues where global health and human rights collide (violence against women, torture, discrimination against people living with a handicap, etc.); health policy fostering non-discrimination of patients and specific vulnerable groups.

The course also includes visits to or teaching by professionals from international organizations such as WHO (World Health Organization), UN-OHCHR (United Nations Office of the High Commissionner for Human Rights), IOM (International Organization for Migration), ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), among other organizations.

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Geneva Summer Schools at the University of Geneva foster exchange and collaboration on topics of global significance and connect people of all backgrounds in an international city at the heart of Europe.

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