On December 17, Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled that health care providers must provide survivors of sexual violence with immediate, comprehensive, confidential and free medical services. The decision is particularly important for sexual violence survivors who have been displaced by the armed conflict in Colombia, as they are more likely to face a daunting array of obstacles […]
On November 2-4, Oscar Cabrera, Executive Director of the O’Neill Institute, and I participated in the IV Latin American Legal Conference on Reproductive Rights in Lima, Peru. The Conference takes place every two years, bringing together academics, judges and other judicial officers, legislators, activists and civil society representatives. This year, the Conference focused on the […]
Posted in Human Rights ; Tagged: Adolescent Health, Colombia, human rights, justice, latin america, maternal mortality, O'Neill Institute, Reproductive Rights, right to health, sexual and reproductive rights, United Nations, violence against women.
Even in countries where abortion has been legalized, women face numerous barriers when attempting to access the procedure. These include provider, facility, commodity, procedural, economic, information and stigma barriers. Stigma barriers are arguably the hardest to tackle, since they reflect deep-seated cultural values and judgments. Pop culture, however, can serve as a powerful tool for […]
This post was written by Luis Enrique Rosas (Intern at Mexican Supreme Court), summer research assistant at Georgetown University Law Center. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to email@example.com. The 23rd session of The United Nations Human Rights Council was held in Vienna on May 27-June 14, 2013. In the session, […]
Only days after the Bolivian Constitutional Court ruled that Evo Morales could run for a third consecutive term in 2014, on May 1, Morales announced USAID’s expulsion from Bolivian soil–another one of Morales’ efforts to decrease U.S. presence and influence in the country (he expelled the U.S. Ambassador and the Drug Enforcement Agency in 2008). […]
Posted in Global Health, uncategorized ; Tagged: Bolivia, contraceptives, Cuba, El Alto, family planning, health care, health care services, health equity, health system, indigenous, international aid, international assistance, latin america, marginalized communities, maternal health, maternal mortality, Mi Salud, Morales, obesity, poverty, preventative care, reproductive health, rural, sexual health, USAID, vulnerable population.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. “Beatriz”, a 22-year old woman, is pregnant with an anencephalic fetus. She has been diagnosed with […]
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. In October 2012, Uruguay became one of the few […]
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Significant advances have been made and continue to be made in […]
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 […]
Posted in uncategorized ; Tagged: AIDS, blog, Brazil, global fund, global health, Global Health Intiative, health coverage, health legislation, health reform, HIV, human rights, latin america, mark dybul, national health law, National Healthcare, O'Neill Institute, Supreme Court, tobacco control, UN, UNAIDS, WHO, World Health Organization.
“Women’s Link has afforded me the privilege of constructing new paradigms in my work, of understanding our role as the new generation of feminists who use the law as an agent of social change to make gender justice a reality. The challenge of constructing an organization with its own principles is a constant reminder that […]
Posted in Global Health, WHO ; Tagged: abortion, Africa, Colombia, human rights, latin america, maternal mortality, Monica Roa, Reproductive Rights, Summer conversations, women's link, Women's rights.
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