EPISODE 3 | “THE UNVACCINATED”: in conversation with Tim Fish Hodgson

In this episode we talk with Tim Fish Hodgson, socio-economic Human Rights expert at the International Commission of Jurists, about the ICJ briefing paper he put together, in collaboration with activists and stakeholders from within the SADC states, titled “The Unvaccinated: Equality not Charity in Southern Africa”. Following this report, we first talk about how Global North/ Global South disparities have generated severe inequalities in vaccine access. We go beyond this dichotomy though to address the ways in which Global South states, with a particular focus on the Southern African region, have exacerbated the lack of access to vaccines. Finally we hear from Tim about recommendations and further advocacy in the fight to achieve equitable health rights. 

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In Conversation with: 

Tim Fish Hodgson (International Commission of Jurists)

Tim Fish Hodgson joined the ICJ in October 2017. He is responsible for designing and implementing ICJ’s work around Economic, Social and Cultural rights in Africa and assists with ICJ’s global work on ESC rights and has worked in and on a range of countries including South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, India, Thailand, Nepal, Myanmar and Uzbekistan. Before joining the ICJ, he worked as a Senior Researcher at the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (2016-17); as a Legal Researcher at SECTION27 (2013-16); and as a law clerk for Justice Zakeria Yacoob at the Constitutional Court of South Africa (2011-12). Tim has published various opinion pieces, book chapters, research reports, submissions to state and institutions, and peer reviewed journal articles. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Cape Town. He also holds a Master of Laws from the University of Michigan (2013) and a Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford (2017, with Distinction).  

Twitter: @TimFish42 

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