Diya Uberoi

Diya Uberoi is a lawyer with a background in health and human rights. She is currently pursuing a PhD in International Law at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva, where her research focuses on the adjudication of socioeconomic rights in South Africa, India and the United States. From 2008-09 she worked as the principle research officer to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on health. She holds an LLM in Global Health Law from Georgetown Law Center, an MPhil in Psychology from the University of Cambridge, and a JD from Emory University School of Law.

The Right to Health is a Human Right

Social rights can no longer be relegated to a secondary position in the US Constitution. According to a study by the Toronto Initiative for Economic and Social Rights, more than 90% of 195 constitutions around the world guarantee at least one economic and social right. Nearly 68% of those constitutions contain a provision addressing health. The question of whether health is even a right is... Continue Reading

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