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John Money Lecture

Saturday, 25 July, 10:30–11:00, Summit 2

Chairs: Eli Coleman (United States) & Esther Corona-Vargas (Mexico)

ESZTER KISMÖDI (Switzerland) – Sexual Rights as Human Rights

Eszter Kismödi JD. LLM. is an international human rights lawyer on sexual and reproductive health law, policy and research. For the past 17 years her work has focused on developing ways in which legal and policy development, health programmes and research can be shaped to improve the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights and the achievement of the highest attainable sexual and reproductive health.
She is a visiting fellow at the Global Health Justice Partnership of the Yale Law School and Yale School of Public Health, a senior human rights adviser for UNIADS and works as an independent human rights lawyer for a number of United Nations agencies, including WHO, and international organizations, such as WAS. Most recently she was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and she worked as a human rights adviser at the World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Reproductive Health and Research for ten years (2002–2012).
She is a core member of the Network on Rights Oriented Research and Education (RORE), an editorial member of Reproductive Health Matters, and she was the member of WHO’s Ethics Review Committee for several years. She is the author of and contributor to several WHO publications and she published extensively in international journals about sexuality, sexual and reproductive health, and human rights.