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About Alicia Ely Yamin

Alicia Ely Yamin is a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and program director of the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown.

Articles by Alicia Ely Yamin

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

“Speaking truth to power:” a call for praxis in human rights

Human rights require struggles over power and systems of thought—not just fights against individual violators and institutional inequities. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on Trump and Human Rights.

Ebola, human rights, and poverty – making the links

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 driven by deep inequities in access to basic rights and a legacy of conflict and mass human rights abuse.  

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 Alicia Ely Yamin. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debates on Emerging Powers and Human Rights and Economic and Social Rights.

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