Author Archives: O’Neill Institute

UNICEF: Implementing Human Rights for Child Health

This article was written by Benjamin Mason Meier, Associate Professor of Global Health Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mitra Motlagh, the Head of UNICEF’s Human Rights Unit, & Kumanan Rasanathan, the former Senior Adviser in UNICEF’s Health Section. The longstanding efforts of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to implement human […]

Human Rights to Health and Safety at Work: The International Labor Organization

This article was written by Lee Swepston, the former Senior Adviser on Human Rights and Human Rights Coordinator for the International Labor Organization As I was preparing my chapter dealing with occupational safety and health (OSH), developing the contribution on the International Labor Organization (ILO) for Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a […]

The Changing Relevance of Material Transfer Agreements for Infectious Disease Research

By Sam Halabi and Michelle Rourke               On May 3 and 4, 2018, the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law hosted experts from academia, government, the World Health Organization and the private sector to discuss the changing relevance of Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) for infectious disease research. […]

Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

This article was written by Benjamin Mason Meier, Associate Professor of Global Health Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Lawrence Gostin, Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University.  Human rights impact global health.  By advancing human rights under international law as a basis for public health, international human rights law offers global standards […]

Low Rates of Screening for Hepatitis C Still Persists Among Baby Boomers

This blog post was authored by Dr. Daniel Lising, Research Assistant for the O’Neill Institute’s Hepatitis Policy Project. Daniel is an LLM in Global Health student at Georgetown University Law Center. According to the CDC, approximately 2.7 to 3.9 million people are chronically infected with Hepatitis C (HCV) and of every 100 persons infected, 1 […]

SAVE SMALLPOX! THE CONSERVATION OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST DISEASES

This post was written by Michelle Rourke, visiting Fulbright Scholar from the Griffith Law School in Brisbane, Australia. Her article “Never Mind the Science, Here’s the Convention on Biological Diversity: Viral Sovereignty in the Smallpox Destruction Debate” was published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine. You probably don’t need any […]

The Silent Epidemic of Hepatitis C in the United States

This blog post was authored by Dr. Daniel Lising, Research Assistant for the O’Neill Institute’s Hepatitis Policy Project. Daniel is an LLM in Global Health student at Georgetown University Law Center. In recent months, the spotlight has been trained on the alarming opioid crisis and even the President of the United States declaring it to […]

Self – Managed Abortion and Embodying the Principles of Reproductive Justice

*Originally published 1/12/18 by Marlene G. Fried & Susan Yanow on Rewire Worldwide, there is an enormous gap between having the legal right to abortion and being able to access one. This is painfully obvious in the United States. While abortion is legal, its opponents have successfully decreased access to services through restrictive laws; bans […]