Tag Archives: global health

02.09.13

New avenue for Litigating the Right to Health – Optional Protocol to the ICESCR comes into force

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This post was written by Oscar A. Cabrera, Eric Friedman, and Brian Honermann, all from the O’Neill Institute. On 5 February, 2013, Uruguay – following quickly on the heels of Portugal – became the 10th country to ratify the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). In accordance with […]

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02.06.13

Our Recent Publications in Global Health Law

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2012 was a busy year for us all. Below are some of our most recent publications on Global Health Law.  Feel free to explore these highlighted works and visit our publications page for additional journals, studies, articles and more.   O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. 2012. Tobacco Industry Strategy in Latin American Courts: A Litigation […]

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01.25.13

A Discussion of Global Health and PEPFAR from 2008

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 During the O’Neill Institute Colloquium in 2008, Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at the time, addressed current and emerging issues related to President Bush’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  In this video, Amb. Dybul presents a historical framework for PEPFAR and discusses the implications of its recent (2008) re-authorization.

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01.23.13

Malaria Elimination and Eradication: A Look Back at Our 2012 O’Neill Institute Colloquium

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In the spirit of looking back and reviewing the work of the O’Neill Institute, we would like to share two presentations with you from our most recent O’Neill Institute Colloquium, David Bowen, “Malaria Elimination: Politics and Practicalities” and Joel Breman, “Eradicating Malaria: The Holy Grail of Tropical Medicine.”

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12.04.12

Ending the AIDS Epidemic in the US and Abroad

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On November 29, the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law’s Colloquium, moderated by Mark Dybul, O’Neill Institute Distinguished Scholar, and newly selected Executive Director of the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, focused on potential end-game strategies for HIV in the United States and across the world.  Jeffrey Crowley, O’Neill Institute Distinguished […]

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11.23.11

US law and possible Palestinian WHO membership: Implications for WHO funding

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This post was co-authored by Eric A. Friedman and Professor Lawrence O. Gostin. At the end of October, the United States announced that it would cease funding UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, when the agency voted to accept the Palestinian application for full membership, which will make Palestine UNESCO’s 195th member. This […]

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06.01.11

The World Health Assembly: Reforming the WHO and Global Governance for Health

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Note: An earlier version of this post, drafted by Eric A. Friedman, O’Neill Institute Law Fellow and Lawrence O. Gostin, O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, was disseminated as an O’Neill Institute Briefing on May 18, 2011. In late May, the World Health Assembly (WHA) discussed an ambitious agenda of reform of the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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