Sarah L. Bosha
Sarah L. Bosha is an international human rights lawyer and passionate advocate for advancing and protecting the right to health. She is the director of Capacity-Building and Health Law Programs at O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches a course on Global Health Law, and a class focused on Decolonization, Global Health and the Law. In addition, Sarah is a member of the Secretariat supporting the work of the O’Neill Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination and Global Health.
Sarah’s work focuses on health, gender, and human rights and, in particular, advancing accountability and justice for violations of the right to health. She was part of the legal team that presented a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human & Peoples Rights, challenging Jamaica’s homophobic Offences Against the Person Act, for its violation of the right to health and other human rights of LGBTQ+ Jamaicans. Additionally, she worked with colleagues at the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa, to support of victims of Yahya Jammeh’s fraudulent HIV cure, in their quest for justice and reparations. She actively supports the work of local organizations working to advance health and other human rights for persons with albinism in Zimbabwe and the Southern Africa region.
Sarah holds an LLBS (Honours) degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Zimbabwe, an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the Klau Center at the University of Notre Dame, and an M.A. in International Peace Studies from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.