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Advocating Patient Rights in China: The Legal Campaign to End Discrimination Against Hepatitis B Carriers
Lu Jun, Visiting Scholar,Yale Law School
Dinner Provided. First come first served.
Over 100 million people (1 in 10) are living with chronic hepatitis B in China, yet hepatitis B ranks among the top three most common perceived causes of discrimination. Compulsory blood tests for hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the work place and in schools are commonplace, and many have lost their jobs or have been rejected from universities because of a positive HBV status. Come hear Lu Jun talk about the legal campaign in China to end HBV discrimination and the recent headway in Chinese governmental policy to abolish discriminatory practices.
Lu Jun is a visiting scholar of Yale Law School and is the co-founder of Beijing Yirenping Center, an anti-discrimination NGO in China. As a legal representative, he has organized aid to more than 40 legal lawsuits defending hepatitis B virus carriers against discrimination in China.
Monday, March 08, 2010 | 7:00 pm — 8:00 pm