In this podcast, Dr Claire Wright talks with Dr Stefano Angeleri about his experience of conducting research on health rights for migrant populations. They discuss Angeleri’s motivation as a PhD and postdoc researcher, the findings of the book ‘Irregular Migrants and the Right to Health,’ https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/irregular-migrants-and-the-right-to-health/BF98CA548D0F08125CCAC39CE958309C and the partial outcomes, anecdotes, and stories related to his current project in Colombia, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 101032116—HEAVEN.
Overall, Dr. Angeleri argues that partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations are essential to address the health needs of marginalised groups. However, stable solutions for protecting the right to health should begin with the inclusion of irregular migrants in institutional preventive and primary care services.
Dr Stefano Angeleri is an EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) postdoctoral fellow at Queen’s University Belfast and currently visiting scholar at FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. During his career he started working as a solicitor in Italy, then he focused on human rights research and capacity building in Europe and Latin America by collaborating with the International Organization for Migration (Colombia), Jesuit Refugee Service (Colombia), Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), Doctors of the World (Belgium) and the Italian NGO Naga.
His specific area of expertise are the relationships between health, migration and human rights. Recent publications include the monograph “Irregular Migrants and the Right to Health” (Cambridge University Press, 2022), the JA “Parsing human rights, promoting health equity: reflections on Colombia’s response to Venezuelan migration,” Medical Law Review
, Volume 31, Issue 2, Spring 2023, Pages 187–204, https://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwac053
(with Thérèse Murphy) & the blog “Migrant Health Rights in Colombia: What’s at Stake Beyond Justiciable Rights and Humanitarian Programmes?” Opinio Juris,
October 2023 https://opiniojuris.org/2023/10/19/migrant-health-rights-in-colombia-whats-at-stake-beyond-justiciable-rights-and-humanitarian-programmes/