Drawing on the Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Public Health Emergencies, Roojin Habibi spoke at the Human Rights 75 roundtable on what a declaration on the rights of future generations might say on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response.
Roojin elaborated on the potential facets of such a declaration, underscoring how it could serve to elucidate and propel the convergence of health and human rights norms.
Her call to action was directed towards the assembly of delegates:
- Elevate prevention to a paramount concern within the global human rights community.
- Rein in corporate influence on public health.
- Institutionalize public deliberation in policymaking.
Listen to Roojin’s interventions (starting at 1:46:00) below.