January 11 2019 (Friday)
The Right to Health in the Era of Healthcare Commercialization
Room 130, Berkeley Law | 12.50-2.00 pm
Co-sponsored with the Berkeley Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group and the Institute for European Studies
Lunch will be provided
Commercial principles determining the delivery of essential services are largely responsible for today’s social disparities and constitute one of the biggest threats to the human right to health. This presentation delivers a critique of the dominant interpretation of the right to health in human rights law instruments and scholarship. While the dominant interpretation focuses on the right to complaint before a court, the presentation shows why this is far from addressing the underlying problem of unequal access to healthcare caused by commercialization. The presentation concludes by proposing a reinterpretation of this human right in line with the idea of solidarity.
Eduardo Arenas Catalán is a Lecturer at Leiden Law School, the Netherlands, where he teaches European human rights law and social rights. He is a fellow of the Research Programme Effective Protection of Fundamental Rights in a Pluralist World, and the academic coordinator of the Advanced Master’s in European and International Human Rights Law at Leiden Law School. Eduardo studied law in Chile and obtained both his LLM (2012) and PhD (2018) from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. His PhD provides a critical analysis of access to healthcare as a human right, identifying commercialization as the biggest obstacle to the realization of this right.
January 18, 2019 (Friday)
Law Versus Power
Room 170, Berkeley Law | 12.45-2.00 pm
Lunch will be served. RSVP to tinyurl.com/law-vs-power
Co-sponsored with the Human Rights Center and the Human Rights Law Student Association
Wolfgang Kaleck, best known as Edward Snowden’s lawyer, is a human rights activist who has traveled globally for two decades to fight alongside those suffering injustice at the hands of powerful players. He is founder and general secretary of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin, and together with his colleagues and partners from around the world he brings legal proceedings against individuals, corporations, and state actors who have breached the law relating to human rights. Wolfgang will be speaking on his new book, Law Versus Power: Our Global Fight for Human Rights.
If you require an accommodation for effective communication or information about campus mobility access, contact Alexey Berlind at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.642.0965.
January 31, 2019 (Thursday)
Palestine Is Here: What are American Police Forces Learning in Israel?
Room 132, Berkeley Law | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Organized by the Berkeley Law Committee Against Torture and Berkeley Law Students for Justice in Palestine
Co-sponsored with the Prisoner Advocacy Network, the Restorative Justice Committee, and Queers United in Revolutionary Subversion