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09.09.16

Yellow Fever: The Forgotten Epidemic That Nobody’s Talking About…Yet

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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. While the Western Hemisphere has largely turned its attention to the Zika epidemic, another far-more-lethal epidemic is ravaging West Africa, largely unchecked just across the Atlantic. Moreover, […]

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09.07.16

Colombia in Focus

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This post was written by Alicia Ely Yamin, O’Neill Institute Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to aey7@law.georgetown.edu. At the O’Neill Institute, as part of the Health and Human Rights Initiative, we will try to share important subjects of our work from time to time, […]

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07.20.16

Strengthening Immunization in Conflict-Affected Countries

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Nicholas J. Diamond, J.D., LL.M., M.B.E. Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nation Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released the latest data on global immunization coverage. While the data showed evidence of improvement in global immunization coverage, progress remains short of global immunization targets set by the Global Vaccine Action Plan […]

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07.19.16

Big Tobacco’s Challenge Goes Up In Smoke, Public Health Breathes Easy

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This post was written by Neiloy Sircar, J.D.-LL.M Global Health Law Candidate 2017 and summer research assistant at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Sarah Roache, Institute Associate. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to nrs53@georgetown.edu. The July 8 ruling in favor of the government of Uruguay in the case […]

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05.12.16

Regulating the Modern Day Marlboro Man and His Electronic Cigarette

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This post was written by Janelle Langan, an LL.M. in Global Health Law candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments about the post should be directed to jl2009@georgetown.edu. The rebellious, rugged images of the Marlboro Man linked the idea of smoking filtered Marlboro cigarettes with masculinity to promote tobacco sales at the […]

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02.03.16

Enforceability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Historical Background, Legal Basis and Misleading Assumptions

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This blog post was written by Daniel Cerqueira, Senior Program Officer at DPLF and originally appeared on the DPL Foundation blog. The original posting can be found here. After World War II, a paradigm of States’ promotion of social welfare was predominant in several western governments, including those that lead the peace conferences that galvanized […]

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02.02.16

Three Challenges for Mental Health and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

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This post was written by Nicholas J. Diamond, JD, MBE.  Nicholas is trained in both law and bioethics, and frequently speaks and writes on various issues in public health law. He is also a LL.M. candidate in global health law at Georgetown Law. Any questions should be directed to njd9@georgetown.edu. I was struck by a […]

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02.01.16

The WHO Must Include Access to Birth Control and Abortion in its Temporary Recommendations for Zika-Associated Public Health Emergency of International Concern

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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, Georgetown and Alexandra Phelan, an Adjunct Professor in Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Doctoral Researcher with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions about […]

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01.21.16

Preliminary Opinion Validates the Legality of Large Pictorial Warnings and Plain Packaging Measures in the European Union

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This post was written by Céline Brassart Olsen. Any questions or comments can be directed to celine.brassart.olsen@jur.ku.dk. On December 23, 2015, Advocate General Kokott of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave a preliminary opinion in which she validated the legality of the European Union’s (EU) Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40 (the Directive). In particular, the […]

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01.19.16

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH – AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNITY

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This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Fernanda Alonso and Oscar Cabrera. Questions about this post can be directed to fa265@law.georgetown.edu. Whether or not you agree with legalizing marijuana, it is happening. So far, at least nine countries have legalized cannabis for medical purposes. Uruguay has also made it legal for recreational use, and […]

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