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Monthly Archives: September 2015

09.29.15

The Global Migration Crisis, International Law, And The Responsibility To Protect Health

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor at Georgetown University and O’Neill Institute Faculty Director and Anna Roberts, O’Neill Institute Law Fellow.  It was originally published in the Health Affairs Blog on September 29, 2015, and the excerpt is posted here with permission of the authors.  The views presented here are their […]

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09.25.15

Behind Recent Drug Price Gouging, a Bad CEO and an Even Worse Legal System

By Brian Honermann

It’s been a rough week for bad executives. Volkwagen’s CEO, Martin Winterkorn, resigned after investigators discovered that the carmaker had installed software that allowed its vehicles to pass emissions tests, while during normal operation they spewed out pollutants far beyond legal limits. Another executive received a 28-year prison sentence for deliberately shipping tainted peanut butter […]

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09.22.15

Peanut Brothers Go to Prison. Lessons Learned.

By Aliza Glasner

Today, food safety advocates are cheering the unprecedented magnitude of judicial sentences delivered against two company executives (who also happen to be brothers) who knowingly sent peanut butter tainted with salmonella into interstate commerce. A federal judge in Georgia sentenced one brother to 28 years in jail and the other to 20 years (a plant manager also […]

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09.21.15

2016: The year of the science pledge?

By Mary DeBartolo

It seems with every election cycle in the United States politicians are requested to sign various new types of pledges. Pledges not to raise taxes, pledges to support the eventual party nominee, pledges regarding campaign finance, etc. The concept of a pledge is not unique to the U.S. election cycle – other countries’ politicians take […]

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09.18.15

Upcoming Global Health Law Leader: Estefania Palomino on Women's Health and Social Justice

By Ana S. Ayala

A few weeks back, we welcomed our new class of students in our Global Health Law LL.M. Program. As the Director of the program, I could not be more enthusiastic about what this group of students will offer their communities and the world once they leave the program. As their advisor, I have the pleasure of getting to know […]

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09.17.15

Mustard Use by ISIL and the Chemical Weapons Convention

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Sharon Jackson, an independent consultant.  Any questions about the post can be directed to sharonjackson@att.net. It is a rare occasion that an arms control treaty can help in an ongoing public health crisis. The Islamic state’s use of toxic chemicals against civilians in Iraq and Syria has exposed noncombatants and […]

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09.11.15

The World’s Fair – taking a stance on food sustainability towards the future

By Fernanda Alonso

Since the 19th century, World’s Fairs have gathered people from many parts of the world, allowing countries to show their most recent technological advances and their culture, as well as promoting their homelands. Ever since the first world’s fair in London in 1851, the goals of these events have been both high-minded as well as commercial. As […]

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09.11.15

On the 25th Anniversary of the Enactment of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act

By O’Neill Institute

This post is adapted from remarks made by Tim Westmoreland at a celebration convened by the Office of National AIDS Policy at the White House on September 9, 2015. Professor Westmoreland is Professor from Practice, Georgetown University Law Center; Senior Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law; and Former Counsel, Subcommittee on Health […]

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09.10.15

A proposal for the UN General Assembly: To achieve the SDGs, focus on the refugees

By Eric A. Friedman

Last month, the World Food Programme reported that it can only afford $13.50/month for food rations for Syrian refugee families in Lebanon, down from $27/month. This month, September, 200,000 Syrians in Jordan will stop receiving food aid, joining hundreds of thousands of other Syrian refugees in the region who have stopped receiving food vouchers because of […]

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