Author Archives: O’Neill Institute

12.06.16

Brazil, Zika and the Right to Abortion

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This post was written by Debora Diniz. Debora is a tenured professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Brasília and visiting professor on the Bioethics, Applied Ethics and Public Health Program at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Rio de Janeiro, as well as a researcher at Anis – Institute of Bioethics. Debora is […]

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12.02.16

Court of Appeal ruling paves the way for implementation of PrEP

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This post was written by Dena Kirpalani. Dena is an LL.M. candidate in Global Health Law and International Institutions at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments can be directed to dak90@georgetown.edu. The ruling by the Court of Appeal on November 11, 2016 put to bed a disagreement in England over which authority was […]

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11.23.16

Texas Evaluates Intellectual Disability in Death Penalty Cases Using a Global-Outlier Standard

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This blog post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights, and University Professor at Georgetown Law Since 2002, the […]

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11.14.16

Aligning Criminal Law With Modern Medicine: Ohio Supreme Court to Review HIV Criminal Statute

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This post was written by Hayley Scheer. Hayley is an LL.M. candidate in Global Health Law and International Institutions at Georgetown University Law Center. She is currently an extern at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to hns13@georgetown.edu. The Ohio Supreme Court recently […]

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11.10.16

A Message from Alicia Ely Yamin, O’Neill Institute Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative

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Social justice lies at the center of the work we do and promote through our partnerships around the world in the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.   The results of the US election on Tuesday challenge us to reflect on how we arrived at this point and to re-group and re-commit ourselves […]

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11.10.16

A Message from Alicia Ely Yamin, O'Neill Institute Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative

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Social justice lies at the center of the work we do and promote through our partnerships around the world in the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.   The results of the US election on Tuesday challenge us to reflect on how we arrived at this point and to re-group and re-commit ourselves […]

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10.26.16

TAXATION AND SUBSIDIES FOR NCD PREVENTION: EVIDENCE AND GUIDANCE FROM WHO

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This post was written by Gian Luca Burci, Distinguished Visitor from Practice, Georgetown Law and Adjunct Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Any questions of comments can be directed to glb32@georgetown.edu. The global epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCD) is in good part caused by unhealthy consumption of food and […]

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09.15.16

New Report Highlights State Policy Options for Promoting Prescription Drug Access

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This post was written by Katie Keith, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law. Any questions about this post should be directed to Katie.Keith@georgetown.edu. Controversy around the more than 400 percent increase in the price of EpiPens is just the latest in a year filled with stories of dramatic drug price gouging. Indeed, health headlines have been […]

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09.14.16

The Wild, Wild West of Stem Cell Regulation and the Lessons of History

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This post was written by Andrew Hennessy-Strahs, a 2017 Global Health Law LL.M. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments can be directed to adh75@georgetown.edu. September 14, 2016 marks the twenty-six year anniversary of the first successful human gene therapy in the world. Doctors in the National Institute of Health, in Bethesda […]

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09.12.16

Climate Change: A Growing Threat to Our Health

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This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and University Professor. Any questions about this post should be directed to gostin@law.georgetown.edu. A scientific consensus exists that climate change is anthropogenically forced, with impacts on ecological systems and human health already in evidence. The […]

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