A Landmark Case on Maternal Mortality in Uganda

Panel Discussion | September 20 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 170 Koret

 Ndola Prata, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Noah Novogrodsk, University of Wyoming School of Law

 Human Rights Center, Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability, Human Rights Law Student Association

The Uganda-based Center for Health, Human Rights and Development and the families of women who suffered preventable deaths in childbirth have sued the Ugandan government in a landmark case, demanding that the state provide minimum health guarantees to expectant mothers. University of Wyoming Law Professor Noah Novogrodsky and UC Berkeley School of Public Health Professor Ndola Prata will discuss the challenge of promoting social and economic rights through test-case litigation. The Human Rights Center and Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health have supported this groundbreaking project from inception.

 hrc@berkeley.edu, 510-642-0965