Georgetown Law to Hold Conference on Maternal Health and Human Rights

Georgetown Law will hold the seventh annual Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at the Georgetown University Law Center.  The conference, entitled “Maternal Health and Human Rights: National and Global Perspectives” is sponsored by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute  in partnership with the Center for Reproductive Rights and Amnesty International USA.  The event will feature addresses by the Policy and Advocacy Director of Women’s Human Rights, Amnesty International USA Cristina Finch and the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center Cynthia Flyn. There will also be two panel discussions “Maternal Health at Home and Abroad: Barriers to Care” as well as “Promoting Maternal Health through Law and Policy: Opportunities and Challenges.” The conference will feature Mary Ellen Stanton, Senior Maternal Health Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development as the keynote speaker.

The annual Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights serves to honor the memory and human rights contributions of Samuel Dash, a former activist and Georgetown Law professor.

For the full press release, go here.

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