Norwegian development aid should be human rights based. But how can this be done in practice? And how can the effects of a human rights based approach to development aid be assessed?
On Human Rights’s day 2015, December 10th, Norad’s Health division, in collaboration with the CMI Centre on Law & Social Transformation, the Harvard University FXB Centre, and the Health and Human Rights Journal, invited to a discussion with some of the world’s foremost experts.
The seminar marked the launch of a special issue of the Health and Human Rights Journal on measuring impact of rights and is part of the project Operationalising the Right to Health in Health Service Delivery.
See the detailed programme and click on the links to watch video clips of the lectures and debates.
Welcome and opening
Session 1: Measuring effect: Launch of special issue of the Health and Human Rights Journal
- Alicia Ely Yamin, Policy Director, Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
- Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director-General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health, World Health Organization
- Jashodara Dasgupta, SAHAYOG and Convenor, International Initiative on Maternal Mortality and Human Rights
- Paul Hunt, Professor, University of Essex, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health
- Siri Gloppen, Director, Centre on Law and Social Transformation, Chr. Michelsen Institute
Session 2: Applying a human rights-based approach to health
- Helga Fogstad, Director, Department of Health, Education and Research, Norad
- Veronica Magar, Team Leader Gender, Equity, Human Rights, WHO
- Hassan Shire, Director, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project
- Line Hegna, Head of advocacy and communications, Save the Children Norway
- Veronica Birga, Chief, Women’s Rights and Gender Section, UNHCHR
Session 3: Methods for applying a rights-based approach
- Rebekah Thomas Bosco, WHO: Reorienting health systems for gender, equity and rights
- Ahmad Hosseinpoor, WHO: Visualising health inequity