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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

Health Rights, Human Rights, and Your Rights in a Global Age
with Australian Bioethicist and Legal Scholar Belinda Bennett of the University of Sydney Law School

November 3, 2011

If the technology is available to help parents choose their child's genetic future, what role should the government play? When the next flu pandemic arrives, what are the ethical and legal issues that will come with it? Are women's health issues neglected in medical research? In an age of international travel, what should be the legal framework for addressing issues related to health? Belinda Bennett explored these and other questions with students over lunch.

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Belinda Bennett is Professor of Health and Medical Law at the University of Sydney Law School. Her research and writing have addressed many pressing health care issues, including health and human rights, legal and ethical responsibilities to treat or not to treat in a pandemic influenza outbreak, gender inequities in health research, the legal issues of genetic testing and reproductive decision-making, health tourism, public health law, and the legal regulation of new technologies and nanotechnologies in healthcare. She is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Law and Medicine and a member of the International Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law in Context for which she guest edited a special issue on "Health and Human Rights." Her recent writings include Health Law's Kaleidoscope: Health Law Rights in a Global Age.

Those in attendance gathered together for a group picture with Professor Bennett.

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