There is no denying that global health law has advanced tremendously thanks in great part to the late Jonathan Mann. To honor Dr. Jonathan Mann and highlight the vital link between health and human rights, the Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights was established in 1999. Nominations for the Jonathan Mann Award are currently being received until January 15, 2009.
The Jonathan Mann award is given to a leading practitioner in health and human rights and comes with a substantial financial reward to allow its recipients a measure of freedom to pursue their work in the important area of global health and human rights.
In reviewing the nominees for the Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights, the following criteria will be considered and evaluated:
The Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights, will be presented in Washington, D.C., at a special Awards Ceremony during the Global Health Council’s Annual International Conference, May 26 – 30, 2009.
Recommened reading for more on Jonathan Mann’s facinating life and work : Gostin LO. Public Health, Ethics, and Human Rights: A Tribute to the late Jonathan Mann. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 2001. 28:121-130.