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Alicia Ely Yamin

Alicia Ely Yamin

Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

 

Program Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

 

Adjunct Lecturer on Law and Global Health, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

 

Panelist, UN Secretary General's Independent Accountability Panel (EWEC/ SDG's) for the Global

Strategy for Women's Children's and Adolescents Health

Global Fellow, Centre on Law and Social Transformation

 

aey7@georgetown.edu
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Curriculum Vitae


Alicia Ely Yamin is a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and the Program Director of the Health and Human Rights Initiative. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer on Law and Global Health at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and a founding Global Fellow at the Center on Law and Social Transformation in Norway. In 2016, the UN Secretary General appointed Yamin to the Independent Accountability Panel for the Global Strategy on Women's, Children's and Adolecents' Health (EWEC).


Trained in both law and public health at Harvard, Yamin’s 20-year career at the intersection of health and human rights has bridged academia and activism.  She has published dozens of law journals, as well as peer-reviewed public health articles, in English and Spanish, in addition to several books. Prior to joining Georgetown, Alicia was at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and the Director of the JD /MPH Program, as well as the Policy Director at the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard. From 2007 to 2011, Yamin held the prestigious Joseph H. Flom Fellowship on Global Health and Human Rights at Harvard Law School.  Prior to that, she served as Director of Research and Investigations at Physicians for Human Rights, where she oversaw all of the organization’s field investigations, and was on the faculty of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University from 1969-2002. Yamin was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Economic and Social Rights for 15 years and the Chair from 2009-2014.


Yamin currently serves as a Panelist on the Secretary-General’s Independent Accountability Panel for the Global Strategy for Women’s Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (EWEC) and as a Commissioner on the Lancet - O'Neill Institute Commission on Global Health and the Law Previously, among other expert commissions and panels, she was on the Expert Group of the Secretary General's High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth; WHO Task Forces on 'Making Fair Choices Toward UHC', and ‘Evidence of Impacts of Human Rights-Based Approaches to Women's and Children's Health;’ and served as an Independent Expert to the Colombian Constitutional Court on the Implementation of its 2008 T 760/08 decision restructuring the health system, and on the Oversight Committee of Kenya’s Constitutional Implementation Commission’s work on the right to health.


Yamin is known globally for her pioneering scholarship and advocacy in relation to economic and social rights and appling human rights frameworks to health. She has contributed to and consulted on the drafting of multiple General Comments by UN treaty bodies, as well as UN Human Rights Council resolutions.  She has also participated in and advised on landmark litigations relating to ESC rights, and in particular health- and sexual and reproductive rights, in multiple countries and regions, as well as to supra-national adjudicative bodies. She regularly leads judicial colloquia and strategic litigation courses for practitioners, as well as advising on specific cases, submitting amicus curiae petitions, providing expert testimony,  and participating in expert consultations relating to the application of international and constitutional law to health issues.


Yamin is a graduate of Harvard College (summa cum laude), Harvard Law School (cum laude), and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, where she received both the Samdperil and Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Awards upon graduation. Yamin is currently pursuing a doctorate in Philosophy of Law at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


Law, Development and Human Rights Journal Articles:


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Corey Prachniak-Rincon, Compounded Injustice and Cautionary Notes for “Progress” in the Sustainable Development Era: Considering the Case of Sterilization of Women Living with HIV, 41 Harv. J. L. & Gender (Forthcoming 2018).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Allan Maleche, Realizing Universal Health Coverage in East Africa: The Relevance of Human Rights, BMC International Health and Human Rights (2017)


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, De los Ideales a las Herramientas, 5 Rev. Latinoamericana De Derecho Internacional [Latin American Journal of International Law] (Forthcoming 2017).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, El Futuro en el Espejo, 15 Rev. Jurídica Universidad Palermo (Rev. Jur. Univ. Palermo) (Forthcoming 2017) (Arg.).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Neil Datta, and Ximena Andion, Behind the Curtain: The Roles of Transnational Actors in Legal Mobilization Over Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law (forthcoming 2017).

  2. Alicia Ely Yamin & Paola Bergallo "Narratives of Essentialism and Exceptionalism: The Challenges and Possibilities of Using Human Rights to Improve Access to Safe Abortion" Health and Human Rights Journal Issue 19.1, (June 2017)


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Taking the Right to Health Seriously: Implications for Courts and Health Systems, 39 Hum. Rts. Q. (2017).


  1. Liiri Oja & Alicia Ely Yamin, “Woman” in the European Human Rights System: How is the Reproductive Rights Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights Constructing Narratives of Women’s Citizenship?, 32 Colum. J. Gender & L. 62, 62-95 (2016).    


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Angela Duger, Adjudicating Health-Related Rights: Proposed Considerations for the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and Other International Tribunals, 17 Chi. J. Int’l L. 80, 80-120 (2016).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Fiona Lander, Implementing a Circle of Accountability: A Framework for Judiciaries in Enforcing Health-Related Rights, 14 J. Hum. Rts. 312, 312-331 (2015).  


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, The Power (and Weakness) of Numbers: What the MDGs Left Out, 25 Dev. Today 14, 14-15 (2015).


  1. Paul Hunt, Alicia Ely Yamin & Flavia Bustreo, Editorial: Making the Case: What is the Evidence of Impact of Applying Human Rights-Based Approaches to Health?, 17 Health Hum. Rts. J. 1, 1-9 (2015).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Rebecca Cantor, Between Insurrectional Discourse and Operational Guidance: Challenges and Dilemmas in Implementing Human Rights-Based Approaches to Health, 6 J. Hum. Rts. Prac. 451, 451-85 (2014).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Promoting Equity in Health: What Role for the Courts?, 16 Health & Hum. Rts. J. 183, 183-86 (2014), reprinted in Social and Economic Rights and Constitutional Law (Sandra Fredman & Meghan Campbell eds., 2016).


  1. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Alicia Ely Yamin & Joshua Greenstein, The Power of Numbers: A critical Review of MDG Targets for Human Development and Human Rights, 15 J. Hum. Dev. & Capabilities 105, 105-17 (2014).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Vanessa M. Boulanger, Why Global Goals Matter: The Experience of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the MDGs, 15 J. Hum. Dev. & Capabilities 218, 218-31 (2014).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Ole Frithjof Norheim, Taking Equality Seriously: Applying Human Rights Frameworks to Priority Setting in Health, 36 Hum. Rts. Q. 296, 296-324 (2014).


  1. Eric Friedman, Jashodhara Dasgupta, Alicia Ely Yamin & Lawrence O. Gostin, Realizing the Right to Health Through a Framework Convention on Global Health?, 15 Health & Hum. Rts. 1, 1-4 (2013).


  1. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr & Alicia Ely Yamin, The Power of Numbers: A Critical Review of MDG Targets for Human Development and Human Rights, 56 Dev. 58, 58-65 (2013).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Power and Participation in Moving Towards 2015 and Beyond: A View from Civil Society, 2 World Fed. U.N. Ass’n J. 16, 16-23 (2012).


  1. Shyama Kuruvilla, et al (Alicia Ely Yamin and other members of the Working Group on the MDGs and Human Rights for the UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health), The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights: Realizing Shared Commitments, 34 Hum. Rts. Q. 141, 141-77 (2012).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Kathyrn Falb, Counting What We Know: Knowing What to Count: Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Maternal Health, and the Millennium Development Goals, 30 Nordic J. Hum. Rts. 350, 350-71 (2012). 


  1. Benjamin Mason Meier & Alicia Ely Yamin, Right to Health Litigation and HIV/AIDS Policy, 39 J. L. Med. & Ethics 81, 81-84 (2011).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Toward Transformative Accountability: A Proposal for Rights-Based Approaches to Fulfilling Maternal Health Obligations, 7 Sur 95, 95-122 (2010), reprinted in Maternal Mortality, Human Rights and Accountability (Paul Hunt & Tony Gray eds., 2013).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Oscar Parra-Vera, Judicial Protection of the Right to Health in Colombia: From Social Demands to Individual Claims to Public Debates, 33 Hastings Int’L & Comp. L. Rev. 431, 431-59 (2010).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Oscar Parra-Vera, Judgment T 760/08 and the Restructuring of Colombia’s Health System, 6 Housing & ESC Rts. Q. 0147, 0147-0150 (2009).  


  1. Camila Gianella-Malca, Oscar Parra-Vera, Alicia Ely Yamin & Mauricio Torres-Tovar, ¿Deliberación Democrática o Mercadeo Social? Los Dilemas de la Definición Pública en Salud en el Contexto del Seguimiento de la Sentencia T–760 de 2008 [Democratic deliberation or social marketing? The dilemmas of a public definition of health in the context of the implementation of Judgment T–760/08], 11 Health & Hum. Rts. 1, 1-13 (2009).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, The Future in the Mirror: Constructing and De-constructing Strategies for the Defense and Promotion of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 27 Hum. Rts. Q. 1200, 1200-44 (2005), reprinted in Health & Hum. Rts (Rebecca Cook & Charles Ngwena eds., 2007).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Promising but Elusive Engagements: Combining Public Health and Human Rights to Promote Women’s Well-Being, 8 Health & Hum. Rts. 62, 62-92 (2005).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Deborah P. Maine, Maternal Mortality as a Human Rights Issue: Measuring Compliance with International Treaty Obligations, 21 Hum. Rts. Q. 563, 563-607 (1999), reprinted in Perspectives on Health and Human Rights (Sofia Gruskin, et al. eds., 2005).


  1. Ellen R. Shaffer, Joseph E. Brenner & Alicia Ely Yamin, The FTAA: Health Hazard for the Americas?, 19 J. Developing Soc’y. 131, 131-71 (2004).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Not Just a Tragedy: Access to Medications as a Right under International Law, 21 B.U. Int’l L. J. 325, 325-71 (2003).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & J. Jaime Miranda, Ética, Calidad de Atención y Derechos Humanos [Ethics, quality of care and human rights], 1 Idéese 35, 35-42 (2002).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Challenges and Possibilities for Innovative Praxis in Health and Human Rights: Reflections from Peru, 6 Health & Hum. Rts. 35, 35-64 (2002).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Protecting and Promoting the Right to Health in Latin America: Selected Experiences from the Field, 5 Health & Hum. Rts. 116, 116-48 (2001).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, “Ethnic Cleansing” and Other Lies: Reflections on Combining Health and Human Rights in the Search for Truth and Justice in the Former Yugoslavia, 2 Health & Hum. Rts. 58, 58-87 (1996), reprinted in Health and Human Rights: A Reader (J. Mann et al eds., 1999).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Pilar Noriega Garcia, The Absence of the Rule of Law in Mexico: Implications for a Transition to Democracy, 21 Loy. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 467, 467-520 (1999).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Reflections on Defining, Understanding and Measuring Poverty in Terms of Violations of Economic and Social Rights under International Law, 4 Geo. J. on Fighting Poverty 273, 273-307 (1997).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Defining Questions: Situating Issues of Power in the Formulation of a Right to Health under International Law, 18 Hum. Rts. Q. 398, 398-438 (1996).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Empowering Visions: Toward a Dialectical Pedagogy of Human Rights, 5 Hum. Rts. Q. 640, 640-85 (1993).



Books, Book Chapters, and Monographs:


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, From Tragedy to Injustice: Using Human Rights to Advance Global Health and Social Change, Stanford University Press (forthcoming 2019)


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Andres Constantin, A Long and Winding Road: The Evolution of Applying Human Rights Frameworks to Health, (Forthcoming 2017).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Poder, Sufrimiento y la lucha por la dignidad: Por qué importan los marcos de derechos humanos? (Forthcoming 2018).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Democracy, Health Systems and the Right to Health: Narratives of Charity, Markets and Citizenship, in Human Rights, Democracy and Legitimacy in the Twenty-First Century, Cambridge University Press (Silja Vonecky & Gerald Neuman eds., forthcoming 2017).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, T-760/08 (Constitutional Court of Colombia), in Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (forthcoming 2017).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Health in Latin American Constitutional Law, in Oxford Handbook on Latin American Constitutional Law (2017).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Power, Suffering and the Struggle for Dignity: Human Rights Frameworks for Health and Why They Matter (2016).


  1. Trygve Ottersen, et al. with Alicia Ely Yamin (WHO Consultative Group), Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage (2014).


  1. Flavia Bustreo, et al. with Alicia Ely Yamin (WHO Consultative Group), Women’s and Children’s Health: Evidence of Impact of Human Rights (2013).


  1. Malcolm Langford, Andy Sumner & Alicia Ely Yamin, Reconciling the Paradigms?, in Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights: Past, Present and Future 539-57 (Malcolm Langford, Andy Sumner & Alicia Ely Yamin eds., 2013).


  1. Malcolm Langford, Andy Sumner & Alicia Ely Yamin, Situating the Debate, in Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights: Past, Present and Future 1-34 (Malcolm Langford, Andy Sumner & Alicia Ely Yamin eds., 2013).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Goal 5: Taking Stock; Looking Forward, in Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights: Past, Present and Future 232-54 (Malcolm Langford, Andy Sumner & Alicia Ely Yamin eds., 2013).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Health and Human Rights in Latin America: A Lawyer’s Experience with Public Health Internationalism, in Comrades in Health: U.S. Health Internationalists, Abroad and at Home 238-53 (Anne-Emanuelle Birn & Thodore M. Brown eds., 2013).


  1. Oscar Parra-Vera & Alicia Ely Yamin, La Implementación de la Sentencia T 760/08 en Colombia [The Implementation of the Judgment T 760/08 in Colombia], in Tratado de Derecho a la Salud (Laura Clérico, Lliliana Ronconi & Martín Aldao eds., 2013).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Towards Transformative Accountability: Applying a Rights-based Approach to Fulfill Maternal Health Obligations, in Maternal Mortality, Human Rights and Accountability 129-43 (Paul Hunt & Tony Gray eds., 2013).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Women’s Health and Human Rights: Struggles to Engender Social Transformation, in Advancing the Human Right to Health 275-90 (José M. Zuniga, Stephen P. Marks & Lawrence O. Gostin eds., 2013).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Jean Connolly Carmalt, The United States: Right to Health Obligations in the Context of Disparity and Reform, in Advancing the Human Right to Health 231-44 (José M. Zuniga, Stephen P. Marks & Lawrence O. Gostin eds., 2013).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Suffering, Power and Courts: Reflections on Judicialization of the Right to Health, in Litigating Health Rights: Can Courts Bring More Justice to Health? 333-72 (Alicia Ely Yamin & Siri Gloppen eds., 2011), reprinted in Health and Human Rights in a Changing World (Michael Grodin, Daniel Tarantola, George Annas & Sofia Gruskin eds., 2013).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Oscar Parra-Vera, & Camila Gianella, Judicial Protection of the Right to Health in Colombia: An Elusive Promise?, in Litigating Health Rights: Can Courts Bring More Justice to Health? 103-31 (Alicia Ely Yamin & Siri Gloppen eds., 2011).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Sexual and Reproductive Rights From Theory to Practice: Maternal Mortality, in The Right to Health: From Theory to Practice 159-90 (Gunilla Backman & Joseph Fitchett eds., 2011).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Jaime Miranda, Building a Rights-Based Health Movement: Lessons from the Peruvian Experience, in The Local Relevance of Human Rights 176-207 (Koen De Feyter ed., 2011).


  1. Jean Connolly Carmalt, Sarah Zaidi & Alicia Ely Yamin, Entrenched Inequity: Health Care in the United States, in Human Rights in the United States: Beyond Exceptionalism 153-74 (Shareen Hertel & Kathryn Libal eds., 2011).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Abramos las puertas: Introducción [Let’s Open the Doors: Introduction], in Los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales en América Latina: Del invento a la herramienta [Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Latin America: From Ideals to Tools] (Alicia Ely Yamin ed., 2006).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Learning to Dance: Bringing the Fields of Human Rights and Public Health Together to Promote Women’s Well-Being, in Learning to Dance: Case Studies on Advancing Women's Reproductive Health and Well-Being from the Perspectives of Public Health and Human Rights 1-36 (Alicia Ely Yamin ed., 2005).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Embodying Shadows: Tracing the Contours of Women’s Rights to Health, in From the Margin of Globalization: Critical Perspectives on Human Rights 223-57 (Neve Gordon ed., 2004).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Castillos de Arena en el Camino hacia la modernidad: Una perspectiva desde derechos humanos sobre el proceso de reforma al sector Salud en el Perú (1990-2000) y las implicancias en la muerte materna, Centro de la Mujer Peruana Flora Tristán (2003).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Prologue and Introduction, in Derechos Humanos y Salud: Encontrando los lazos [Human Rights and Health: Finding the Links] 15-19 APRODEH (2002).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Conjurando Inequidades: Vigilancia Social sobre el Derecho A la Salud [Overcoming Inequities: Social Monitoring of the Right to Health], Centro de Asesoría Legal (2nd ed. 2002.)


Edited Volumes


  1. The MDGs, Capabilities and Human Rights: The power of numbers to shape agendas (Sakiko Fukuda-Parr & Alicia Ely Yamin eds., 2015)


  1. Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights: Past, Present and Future (Malcolm Langford, Andy Sumner & Alicia Ely Yamin eds., 2013).


  1. Litigating Health Rights: Can Courts Bring More Justice to Health? (Alicia Ely Yamin & Siri Gloppen eds., 2011), translated into Spanish La lucha por los derechos de la salud: ¿Puede la justicia ser una herramienta de cambio? (Siglo XXI Editores 2013).


  1. Learning to Dance: Case Studies on Advancing Women's Reproductive Health and Well-Being from the Perspectives of Public Health and Human Rights (Alicia Ely Yamin ed., Harvard Univ. Press 2005), translated into Spanish Aprendiendo a Bailar: Como impulsar la salud y el bienestar reproductivo de las mujeres desde perspectivas de salud pública y de derechos Humanos (CLADEM 2007), translated into French Apprendre à danser: Santé Publique et Driots de L’Homme une Double Perspective Pour Promouvoir le Bien-être et la Santé des Femmes (Nouveaux Horizons 2009).


  1. Los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales en América Latina: Del invento a la herramienta [Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Latin America: From Ideals to Tools] (Alicia Ely Yamin ed., Plaza y Valdés Editores 2006).


Public Health and Medical Journal Publications:


  1. Benedict Rumbold et al. (with Alicia Ely Yamin), Universal Health Coverage, Priority Setting, and the Human Right to Health, The Lancet (2017).


  1. Jocelyn E. Finlay, Corrina Moucheraud, Simo Goshev, Francis Levira, Sigilbert Mrema, David Canning, Honorati Masania & Alicia Ely Yamin, The Effects of Maternal Mortality on Infant and Child Survival in Rural Tanzania: A Cohort Study, 19 Mat. Child Health J. 2393, 2393-402 (2015).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Junior Bazile, Lucia Knight, Mitike Molla, Emily Maistrellis & Jennifer Leaning, Tracing Shadows: How Gendered Power Relations Shape the Impacts of Maternal Death on Living Children in Sub Saharan Africa, 135 Soc. Sci. & Med. 143, 143-50 (2015).


  1. Junior Bazile, Jonas Rigodon, Leslie Berman, Vanessa M. Boulanger, Emily Maistrellis, Pilira Kausiwa & Alicia Ely Yamin, Intergenerational Impacts of Maternal Mortality: Qualitative Findings from Rural Malawi, 12(Supp. 1) Reprod. Health S1, S1 (2015).


  1. Brian Houle, Samuel J. Clark, Kathleen Khan, Stephen Tollman & Alicia Ely Yamin, The Impact of Maternal Mortality on Children's Risk of Dying in Rural South Africa: Evidence from a Population-based Surveillance Study (1992-2013), 12(Supp. 1) Reprod. Health S7, S7 (2015).


  1. Lucia Knight & Alicia Ely Yamin, “Without a Sother”: Qualitative Findings about the Impacts of Maternal Mortality on Families in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 12(Supp. 1) Reprod. Health S5, S5 (2015).


  1. Corrina Moucheraud, Alemayehu Worku, Mitike Molla, Jocelyn E. Finlay, Jennifer Leaning & Alicia Ely Yamin, Consequences of Maternal Mortality on Infant and Child Survival: A 25 year Longitudinal Analysis in Butajira, Ethiopia (1987-2011), 12(Supp. 1) Reprod. Health S4, S4 (2015).


  1. Mitike Molla, Israel Mitiku, Alemayehu Worku & Alicia Ely Yamin, Impacts of Maternal Mortality on Living Children and Families: A Qualitative Study from Butajira, Ethiopia, 12(Supp. 1) Reprod. Health S6, S6 (2015).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Ariel Frisancho, Human Rights-Based Approaches to Health in Latin America, 385 Lancet e26, e26-29 (2014), translated in Alicia Ely Yamin & Ariel Frisancho, Enfoques basados en los derechos humanos para la salud en America Latina, 17(Supp.) MEDICC Review S5, S5 (2015).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Applying Human Rights to Maternal Health: UN Technical Guidance on Rights-Based Approaches, 121 Int’l J. Gynecology & Obstetrics 190, 190-93 (2013).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Vanessa M. Boulanger, Embedding Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in a Transformational Development Framework: Lessons Learned from the MDG Targets and Indicators, 21 Reprod. Health Matters 74, 74-85 (2013).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, From Ideals to Tools: Applying Human Rights to Maternal Health, 10 PLOS Med. e1001546 (2013).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Vanessa M. Boulanger, Kathryn L. Falb, Jane Shuma & Jennifer Leaning, Costs of Inaction on Maternal Mortality: Qualitative Evidence of the Impacts of Maternal Deaths on Living Children in Tanzania, 8 PLOS ONE e71674 (2013).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Oscar Parra–Vera, How Do Courts Set Health Policy? The Case of the Colombian Constitutional Court, 6 PLOS Med. e1000032 (2009).


  1. J. Jaime Miranda & Alicia Ely Yamin, Educando a los futuros profesionales de salud: un desafío para la salud y los derechos humanos en America Latina [Educating future health professionals: A challenge for health and human rights in Latin America], 25 Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública 302, 302-08 (2009).


  1. J. Jaime Miranda & Alicia Ely Yamin, Políticas de salud y salud politizada? Un análisis de las políticas de salud sexual y reproductiva desde la perspectiva de la ética médica, la calidad de atención y los derechos humanos [Health policies and politicized health?: An analysis of reproductive and sexual health policies in Peru from the perspectives of medical ethics, quality of care and human rights], 24 Cadernos de Saúde Pública 7, 7-15 (2008).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, The Right to Health under International Law and its Relevance to the United States, 95 Am. J. of Pub. Health 1156, 1156-61 (2005).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Eric Rosenthal, Out of the Shadows: Using Human Rights Approaches to Secure Dignity and Well-being for People with Mental Disabilities, 2 PLOS Med. 102, 102-04 (2005).


  1. J. Jaime Miranda & Alicia Ely Yamin, Frameworks for Understanding Dilemmas of Health Care in a Globalised World: A Case Study of Reproductive Health Policies in Peru, 1 Pol. & Ethics Rev. 177, 177-87 (2005).


  1. J. Jaime Miranda & Alicia Ely Yamin, Reproductive Health without Rights in Peru, 363 Lancet 66, 66-69 (2004).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Dignidad y Bienestar- El valor de las técnicas y metodologías médicas en la promoción de los derechos humanos: El caso estudio de México, 74 Cuadernos Médicos Sociales 5, 5-24 (1998).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Transformative combinations: Women’s health and human rights, 52 J. Am. Med. Women's Ass’n. 169, 169-73 (1997).


Human Rights Reports, Reviews, Editorials, Technical Briefs, and Working Papers


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, How We See the World: Global Health as a Reflection of Global (In)justice. Review of: Chelsea Clinton & Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health. Who Runs the World and Why? (Human Rights Quarterly 2017).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, “Speaking truth to power:” a call for praxis in Human Rights, open Global Rights (Apr. 18, 2017),

https://www.opendemocracy.net/openglobalrights/alicia-ely-yamin/speaking-truth-to-power-call-for-praxis-in-human-rights.


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Prologue to C Gruenberg & M Garza, Economía Política del Sufrimiento Evitable: Porque el Presupuesto Público Importa para Avanzar en los Derechos Reproductivos de las Mujeres [The Political Economy of avoidable suffering: why the public budget matters to advance the reproductive rights of women] (2016).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Prologue to Susana Chávez Alvarado & Elisa Juárez Chávez, Violencia Como Factor Asociado a la Muerte Materna de Adolescentes, un Estudio Cualitativo. Perú 2012-2014 [Violence as an Associated Factor in Adolescent Maternal Mortality, A Qualitative Study. Peru 2012-2014] (2015).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Vanessa M. Boulanger, From Transforming Power to Counting Numbers: The Evolution of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Development; and Where We Want to Go From Here (François-Xavier Bagnoud Ctr. for Health and Human Rights, Working Paper, May 2013).


  1. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Alicia Ely Yamin & Joshua Greenstein, The Power of Numbers: A Critical Review of MDG Targets for Human Development and Human Rights (François-Xavier Bagnoud Ctr. for Health and Human Rights, Working Paper, May 2013).

  2. Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Knowledge Summary: Women and Children’s Health: #23 Human Rights and Accountability (2013) (Alicia Ely Yamin contributing author).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, The Right to Health: Where do We Stand and How Far Have we Come?, 35 Hum. Rts. Q. 509, 509-17 (2013) (reviewing John Tobin, The Right to Health in International Law (2012)).


  1. Rep. of the U.N. High Comm’n for Human Rights and Representatives of the Office of the High Comm’n and Secretary-General, Technical Guidance on the Application of a Human Rights-Based Approach to the Implementation of Policies and Programmes to Reduce Preventable Maternal Morbidity and Mortality, U.N. Doc. A/HRC/21/22 (July 2, 2012) (Alicia Ely Yamin, lead consultant/author).


  1. Shaping our Shared Future Beyond 2015: Perspectives from the Global South (Diya Gupta ed., 2012) (Alicia Ely Yamin, contributing author).


  1. Ottar Maestad, Octavio Ferraz, Alicia Ely Yamin, Ole Frithjof Norheim, & Siri Gloppen, How Does Litigation Affect Health Financing?, 15 World Health Report Technical Brief (2010).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Correspondence, Colombia’s Health Reform: False Debates; Real Imperatives, 375 Lancet 803, 803 (2010).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Correspondence, Steps to Enhance Peru’s Progress on Maternal Mortality 372 Lancet 370, 370 (2008).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Book Review, 358 New Eng. J. Med. 652, 652-53 (2008) (reviewing Lance Gable et al., Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform (2007)).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Physicians for Human Rights, Deadly Delays: Maternal Mortality in Peru. A Rights-Based Approach to Safe Motherhood (2007).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Book Review, 2 Global Pub. Health 209, 209-13 (2007) (reviewing Where Human Rights Begin (Ellen Chesler & Wendy Chavkin eds., 2006)).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Journeys Toward the Splendid City, 26 Hum. Rts. Q. 519, 519-38 (2004) (reviewing Paul Farmer, Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights and the New War on the Poor (2003)).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Review, 25 Hum. Rts. Q. 1154, 1154-67 (reviewing Tara Melish, Promoting Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Inter-American System: A Manual for Presenting Claims (2003)).


  1. J. Jaime Miranda & Alicia Ely Yamin, A Past, Present, and Future Challenge for the Health and Human Rights Movement, 7 Hum. Rts. Dialogue 26, 26 (2002).


  1. J. Jaime Miranda & Alicia Ely Yamin, Where is the Real Debate on Globalisation? 56 J. Epidemiology & Community Health 719, 719 (2002).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Mario Ríos & Raquel Hurtado, Marco Conceptual de los Derechos Humanos en Salud” documento preparado por Seminario-Taller: Salud Publica y derechos Humanos: Estableciendo Lazos [Conceptual Framework for Human Rights and Health] (Consorcio de Investigación Económica y Social, Working Paper, 2002).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin & Mario Ríos, Análisis de la Situación en el Perú con Respecto al Derecho a la Salud [Analysis of the Situation Regarding the Right to Health in Peru] (APRODEH, Working Paper Series on Advocacy on the Right to Health in Perú, 2002).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Review, 31 Women & Health 102, 102-05 (review of Safe Motherhood Initiatives: Critical Issues in Women & Health (Marge Berer and T.K. Sundari Ravindram eds., 2001)).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Maternidad Segura: Prioridad Impostergable, 129 Ideele 61, 61-64 (2000).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Review, 21 Hum. Rts. Q. 1123, 1123-29 (1999) (reviewing Brigit Toebes, The Right to Health as a Human Right in International Law (1999)).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Facing the 21st Century: Challenges and Strategies for the Latin American Human Rights Community (1999) (Rapporteur’s Report for Conference sponsored by the Washington Office on Latin America and the Instituto de Defensa Legal, Washington, D.C.).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Physicians for Human Rights, Victor Penchaszadeh & Thomas Crane, Health Care Held Hostage: Violations of Medical Neutrality and Human Rights in Chiapas, Mexico (1999).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Review, 40 J. Inter-Am. Stud. & World Aff. 137, 137-41 (1998) (reviewing Nancy Hollander, Love in a Time of Hate: Liberation Psychology in Latin America (1997)).


  1. Vincent Iacopino, Alicia Ely Yamin, et al., Physicians for Human Rights, The Taliban’s War on Women: A Health and Human Rights Crisis in Afghanistan (1998).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, An Area of Neglect: The Treatment of Freedom of Association and Independent Human Rights Monitoring in the Country Reports – Mexico, in Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights, Critique: Review of U.S. State Department Annual Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 1996 (1997).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, El Salvador, in Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights, Critique: Review of U.S. State Department Annual Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 1993 (1994).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Cuba, in Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights, Shackling the Defenders: Legal Restrictions on Independent Human Rights Advocacy Worldwide 29-32 (1994).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, El Sistema Interamericano: Un manual para el defensor de los derechos humanos en México [The Inter-American System: A Manual for the Mexican Human Rights Advocate] (INAH-SEP ed., 1993).


  1. Alicia Ely Yamin, Justice Corrupted, Justice Denied: Unmasking the Untouchables of the Mexican Federal Judicial Police (1992).