Laurel Fletcher Travels to Sri Lanka as Fulbright Lecturer
Professor Laurel Fletcher has been invited by the Fulbright Commission to give a series of public lectures this spring on HIV treatment access in Sri Lanka. Fletcher will be speaking to doctors, lawyers, judges, social service providers and nongovernmental groups to raise awareness about HIV treatment as a human rights issue. The talks will take place April 28 through May 9 in Sri Lanka.
The lectures are a follow up to the AIDS Lanka project, a collaborative effort between the East Bay Community Law Center; International Human Rights Law Clinic; Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic; and the AIDS Coalition to advocate for increased treatment access for HIV-positive Sri Lankans. Last April, members of the AIDS Lanka project provided the Sri Lankan government and the World Bank with a legal memorandum arguing that funding for treatment as well as prevention were necessary to stop the spread of AIDS and fulfill the country’s human rights obligations. Additional infomation, including a copy of the memorandum, is available on the Samuelson Clinic’s website. For more information, please contact Erin Campbell at 510-643-8010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.