Combating AIDS: The Human Rights Perspective - December 10, 2002
December 10, 2002 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The pandemic of AIDS has cost over 24 million lives. On International Human Rights Day, this forum, co-sponsored by a number of Boston-based human rights organizations, explored the world's response to AIDS through a human rights perspective. Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, delivered opening remarks and was followed by a panel discussion with Eric Sawyer, founder of ACT UP; Sandra Thurman, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy in the Clinton administration; Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health; and George Muwanguzi, Director of the Heath Rights Action Group in Uganda. Susanna Sirkin, Deputy Director of Physicians for Human Rights, moderated.