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Thursday, July 3, 2008
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Brac seminar on health rights thru' litigation

An interactive seminar on 'Strengthening health rights through litigation' was held at Brac Centre Inn in the city yesterday, says a press release.

Human rights activist Dr Vineeta Gupta was present at the seminar as the guest speaker, which was hosted by Brac Human Rights and Legal Services (HRLS).

The speakers at the seminar highlighted some cases from the selected countries around the world where litigation has worked and how health rights challenges were addressed.

They underscored the need for people's access to healthcare services and explored the potentials of using legal strategies to advance health rights in Bangladesh.

Dr Vineeta Gupta stressed on providing healthcare facilities and proper education to the children while sharing her experiences in investigating and litigating human rights cases.

HRLS Director Dr Faustina Pereira expressed hope that concerted efforts would be made in the country to tackle these issues, which would require close cooperation among legal aid providers, health and law practitioners, regulatory authorities, media and academics.

A diverse audience, including senior officials of Brac, human and health rights activists, Supreme Court advocates, doctors, academics and researchers were present at the seminar.

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