The upcoming seminar takes place on Friday 21 November, Faculty of Law, meeting room 546, from 1200 to 1400.

We are happy to introduce Sigrun Skogly, professor of Human Rights Law at Lancaster University and a leading expert on human rights obligations related to economic, social and cultural rights. She will give a talk on the following topic:

"How relevant is Robin Hood?
The human right to health in a global perspective"

According to international human rights law, everyone has "the right to the highest attainable physical and mental health." However, what is attainable varies from society to society, and from person to person. The seminar will address the role of the international community in securing the right to health through an exploration of the content of the right itself, the corresponding obligations, and in particular which obligations are assumed by richer states - acting bi- or multilaterally.  

There will be two commentators:

Professor Gunnar Kvåle, Centre of International Health
Professor Gro Lie, The Research Centre for Health Promotion (HEMIL-Centre)

Lunch with sandwiches, fruit, tea and coffee will be served from 1200 to 1215.

All are welcome!

Next Friday seminar:
Friday 12 December - Human Rights and Development

"The Friday seminar on democracy and rule of law"
- an interdisciplinary seminar organized by researchers at UiB and CMI

The Friday Seminar on democracy and rule of law is interdisciplinary and wide ranging. It explores contemporary local and global issues in law and human rights, development and globalization, democracy and citizenship. The aim is to create a meeting place for researchers at UiB, CMI and Unifob, and to stimulate research collaboration between local, national and international researchers. 

The spring program will be announced in January 2009.