International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Professor (Dr.) Stephen Marks

Professor Marks received Doctor of Laws (Docteur d’Etat en droit), with high honors, from the Institute of the Law of Peace and Development, Faculty of Law and Economics, University of Nice (1979); Master of Arts (hon.), Harvard University (1999); and Advanced degree (Diplôme d’études appliquées avancées, DEAA) in administrative litigation and human rights, Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Science of the University of Besançon (1977). Professor Marks’s recent research has focused on the right to health, global health governance, integrating human rights into sustainable human development; mental health; poverty; tobacco control; and the right to development. He has published recent books, articles or book chapters in each of these areas. His earlier work has dealt with biotechnology and human rights; impunity for mass atrocities; terrorism and human rights; cultural rights; access to medicines, and human rights education. He directs the Program on Human Rights in Development (PHRD). He recently co-edited a book on Advancing the Human Right to Health (Oxford University Press, 2013). His book Health and Human Rights: Basic International Documents, is now in its third edition. He is Co-Chair, Human Rights Thematic Group, Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) (2013-present) and served on the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) from 2010 to 2017. In 2019 the Council of the AAAS elected him as an honorary fellow.