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Judith Bueno De Mesquita

Lecturer
School of Law
 Judith Bueno De Mesquita
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    +44 (0) 1206 874117

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    4SB.5.18, Colchester Campus

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Biography

Judith Bueno de Mesquita is a Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Human Rights Centre Clinic, in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre. Her research focuses on health and human rights, development and rights, and economic, social and cultural rights. She has particular interests in sexual and reproductive health, as well as the work on health and rights of UN institutions. She is currently engaged in research on health in the Universal Periodic Review, in collaboration with a colleague from the World Health Organisation. Judith has an LLM (distinction) in International Human Rights Law from Essex University, an MA in History from the University of Cambridge, and is currently studying towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Judith has previously worked with UN and other institutions on health and rights issues. She worked as a consultant with national human rights institutions and UNFPA national offices in Kosovo and Azerbaijan to undertake national assessments of sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has worked extensively as a consultant for the World Health Organisation's Department of Reproductive Health and Research. From 2001-2008, she was Senior Research Officer in the Human Rights Centre supporting the work of Paul Hunt in his capacity as UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, and Rapporteur of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. She has also worked as a consultant and other similar capacities for OHCHR, UNICEF, DFID, Medact and International Planned Parenthood Foundation.

Qualifications

  • LLM, International Human Rights Law University of Essex (2001)

  • MA, History University of Cambridge (1999)

Appointments

Other academic

  • Lecturer, School of Law and Human Rights Centre University of Essex ( 2015 - present )

Teaching and supervision

  • Human Rights: Theories and Applications (HU901)

  • International Human Rights: Theories and Institutions (LW901)

  • Foundations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (LW906)

  • Human Rights and Development (LW915)

Publications

Journal articles (6)

Bueno De Mesquita, J., Thomas, R., Gauter, C., Havkwist, A., Hoddy, R., Larasati, A., Legrand Gjerdset, I., Perrone, G., Sadiq, T. and Smith, R., (2018). Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals Through Human Rights Accountability Reviews. World Health Bulletin

De Mesquita, JB., Sander, G. and Hunt, P., (2016). Rehabilitation and the Right to Health in Times of Transition: Are Administrative Reparations Programmes Doing Enough to Redress Violations of the Right to Health?. International Human Rights Law Review. 5 (2), 169-193

Bueno de Mesquita, J. and Kismödi, E., (2012). Maternal mortality and human rights: landmark decision by United Nations human rights body. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 90 (2), 79-79A

Kismödi, E., de Mesquita, JB., Ibañez, XA., Khosla, R. and Sepúlveda, L., (2012). Human rights accountability for maternal death and failure to provide safe, legal abortion: the significance of two ground-breaking CEDAW decisions. Reproductive Health Matters. 20 (39), 31-39

Hunt, PH., (2007). Right to the highest attainable standard of health. The Lancet. 370 (9585), 369-371

Hunt, PH. and Mesquita, J., (2006). Mental Disability and the Human Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health. Human Rights Quarterly. 28 (2), 332-356

Book chapters (7)

Bueno De Mesquita, J., Evans, D. and Fuchs, C., (2018). The Future of Human Rights Accountability for Global Health under the Universal Periodic Review. In: Human Rights in Global Health. Editors: Mason Meier, B. and Gostin, L., . Oxford University Press. 9780190672676

Hunt, PH., Bueno de Mesquita, J., Lee, J-Y. and Way, SA., (2013). Implementation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. In: Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law. Editors: Rodley, N. and Sheeran, S., . Routledge. 9780415620734

Backman, G. and Bueno De Mesquita, J., (2012). The Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health. In: Mental Health and Human Rights Vision, Praxis, and Courage. Editors: Dudley, M., Silove, D. and Gale, F., . Oxford University Press. 0199213968. 9780199213962

De Mesquita, JB., Hunt, P. and Khosla, R., (2011). The human rights responsibility of international assistance and cooperation in health. In: Universal Human Rights and Extraterritorial Obligations. 104- 129. 9780812204841

De Mesquita, JB., Hunt, P. and Khosla, R., (2011). The human rights responsibility of international assistance and cooperation in health. In: Forgotten Genocides: Oblivion, Denial, and Memory. 104- 129. 9780812243352

Hunt, PH., Backman, G., Bueno de Mesquita, J., Finer, L., Khosla, R., Korljan, D. and Oldring, L., (2009). The right to the highest attainable standard of health. In: Oxford Textbook of Public Health. Editors: Detels, R., Beaglehole, R., Lansang, MA. and Gulliford, M., . Oxford University Press

Hunt, PH. and Bueno de Mesquita, J., (2009). Poverty, Health and the Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health. In: Partnerships for Women?s Health: Striving for Best Practice within the UN Global Compact. Editors: Timmermann, M. and Kruesmann, M., . United Nations University Press. 9789280811858

Reports and Papers (9)

Bueno de Mesquita, J. and Finer, L., Conscientious objection: protecting sexual and reproductive health rights

Hunt, PH. and Bueno de Mesquita, J., Reducing maternal mortality: the contribution of the right to the highest attainable standard of health

Hunt, PH. and Bueno de Mesquita, J., The rights to sexual and reproductive health

Bueno De Mesquita, J., Kryeziu, A., Lulaj Sinani, M. and Istrefi, R., (2016). Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Kosovo: A Reality Beyond the Law?

Bueno De Mesquita, J., Rumzade, R. and Bayramova, P., (2016). An Assessment of the Implementation Status of Treaty Body Recommendations on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Republic of Azerbaijan

Bueno de Mesquita, J., (2011). A Review of Global Accountability Mechanisms for Women's and Children's Health

Hunt, PH. and Bueno de Mesquita, J., (2009). International Assistance and Cooperation in Sexual and Reproductive Health: a Human Rights Responsibility for Donors

Hunt, PH., Steward, R., Bueno de Mesquita, J. and Oldring, L., (2007). Neglected diseases: a human rights analysis

Ferraz, O. and Bueno de Mesquita, J., (2006). The Right to Health and the Millennium Development Goals in developing countries: A Right to International Assistance and Cooperation?

Contact

jrbuen@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874117

Location:

4SB.5.18, Colchester Campus