Tag Archives: human rights

06.05.13

Mobile Phones as a Tool for Providing South African Mothers with Maternal Health Information

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This post was written by Annie Wattenmaker, an intern at the O’Neill Institute and a rising sophomore at the University of Virginia. Any questions or comments can be directed to alw8ew@virginia.edu. MAMA, the Global Alliance for Maternal Action, has turned into a global movement that uses mobile technology to improve the health of mothers in […]

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06.03.13

O'Neill Institute's 100th Post – A Look Back

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In honor of the O’Neill Institute’s 100th blog post, we present a “top ten” list of some of our most memorable posts: 1. The Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act Upheld: The Individual Mandate is a Tax. States Have a Choice Whether to Expand Medicaid  (June 2012). 2. New York’s Ban on Large Sodas: […]

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05.22.13

Summer Program Application Deadline Extended!

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The O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Non-Communicable Diseases and the Law application deadline is extended to Friday, May 31! Apply Now! For a detailed outline of each day’s courses and more information about the program please visit: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/summerprogram/

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05.18.13

Inter-American Commission Grants Precautionary Measures to Save the Life of Beatriz

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 This post was written by Francisco J. Quintana (Legal Intern from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, and Paula Avila Guillen (Institute Associate) of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to pa390@law.georgetown.edu. “Beatriz”, a 22-year old woman, is pregnant with an anencephalic fetus. She has been diagnosed with […]

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05.07.13

O'Neill Institute's Work on Global Tobacco Control Featured in Tobacco and Poverty Research Network Newsletter

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The O’Neill Institute’s work with international human rights and global tobacco control is featured in the latest edition of the Tobacco and Poverty Research Network newsletter, written by Oscar Cabrera, Executive Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.  An excerpt of the article is below. Any questions can be directed to cabrera@law.georgetown.edu. International Human […]

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04.26.13

The Incarcerated Are Too Vulnerable to Consent

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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 at Georgetown University.  Professor Gostin is also a University Professor and director of a World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights.  For more information about this post, please contact gostin@law.georgetown.edu. […]

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04.04.13

Airline ‘Fat Taxes’: The Dilemmas of the ‘Pay as You Weigh’ Airline Pricing Policies

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This post was written by Alberto Alemanno, O’Neill Institute Scholar .  It was originally published at http://albertoalemanno.eu/category/blog. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to alemanno@hec.fr. Why most airlines charge your extra-luggage but they do not charge your extra-weight? At a time of high fuel costs and experimental lifestyle regulatory action, economists, business […]

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03.20.13

Juan E. Méndez, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Punishment Reports on Torture and Health-care Settings: The Case of Palliative Care

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This post was written by Francisco J. Quintana (Legal Intern from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella) and Paula Avila Guillen (Institute Associate) of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to fjq2@law.georgetown.edu  or pa390@law.georgetown.edu.            Juan E. Méndez, the UN’s […]

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03.19.13

Uruguay New Abortion Law Starts Debate about Conscientious Objection

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  This post was written by Francisco J. Quintana (Legal Intern from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella) and Paula Avila Guillen (Institute Associate) of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to fjq2@law.georgetown.edu or pa390@law.georgetown.edu.            In October 2012, Uruguay became one of the few […]

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02.20.13

Tobacco and Poverty

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This post was written by Francisco J. Quintana (Legal Intern from UniversidadTorcuato Di Tella) and Paula Avila Guillen (Institute Associate)of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to fjq2@law.georgetown.edu or pa390@law.georgetown.edu.             Significant advances have been made and continue to be made in […]

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