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MSU College of Law

Talsky Center Examines the International Human Right to Healthcare in U.S.

Michigan State University College of Law’s Lori E. Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children will host Catherine Albisa for a talk on the human right to healthcare on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The lecture, “Obamacare: Working Toward the Human Right to Healthcare in the United States,” will be held at noon in room 474 of the Law College building.

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“The Talsky Center is excited to welcome attorney Catherine Albisa to speak on the international human right to healthcare,” said Professor Susan Bitensky, the Alan S. Zekelman Professor of International Human Rights Law and director of the Talsky Center. “While our country has been preoccupied with Obamacare, very few Americans seem to be aware that there is such a right under international law which sets much higher standards for ensuring people’s health. Ms. Albisa’s talk should give us broader and more humanely designed parameters for thinking about healthcare goals in the United States.”

Albisa is the executive director of the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative and a constitutional and human rights lawyer.

The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m.

The Talsky Center educates MSU Law students, as well as the broader community, about international human rights law and international humanitarian law. The center promotes human rights for all people, with a primary focus on women and children—generally the most vulnerable and, therefore, most easily victimized members of society.


Last updated: March 6, 2014

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