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Monthly Archives: January 2017

01.30.17

Banning free soda refills: building on soda taxes to reduce obesity

By Sarah Roache

Late last week, the French government boosted its efforts to tackle obesity by banning free soda refills. The soda refill ban builds on a series on measures the French government has implemented to reduce consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages: there is a nation-wide tax on sweetened drinks, vending machines are banned in schools, and […]

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01.25.17

Reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy: History, Implications & Opposition

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Brenna Gautam and Rebecca Reingold. On January 23rd, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum reinstating the Mexico City Policy, also referred to as the “Global Gag Rule”: a restriction first introduced by Ronald Reagan that denies federal funding to NGOs that provide abortions, offer abortion counseling, or advocate for abortion […]

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01.25.17

Reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy: History, Implications & Opposition

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Brenna Gautam and Rebecca Reingold. On January 23rd, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum reinstating the Mexico City Policy, also referred to as the “Global Gag Rule”: a restriction first introduced by Ronald Reagan that denies federal funding to NGOs that provide abortions, offer abortion counseling, or advocate for abortion […]

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01.24.17

Informed Consent, Gendered Power Relations and the IACHR: the I.V. vs. Bolivia Case

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Andrés Constantin. Andrés is an Adjunct Professor of law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Any questions or comments can be directed to aconstantin@utdt.edu. The right to health requires respect for the will of the individual person with respect to his or her own well-being. To that effect, informed consent should […]

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01.23.17

Stand Up, Speak Up, Speak Out: The Dignity of Protest

By Eric A. Friedman

[This blog was originally posted on January 20 through the IMAXI Cooperative. Since then, the millions of people at Women’s Marches across the United States — and the world — offer much reason for hope that a great many people will stand up and speak up for the rights of all of us when they are under threat. […]

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01.17.17

Reproductive Health & Zika in Venezuela

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Andrés Constantin. Andrés is an adjunct professor of law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Any questions or comments can be directed to aconstantin@utdt.edu. On February 5, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein stated that upholding women’s human rights is essential if the response to the […]

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01.17.17

Reproductive Health & Zika in Venezuela

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Andrés Constantin. Andrés is an adjunct professor of law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Any questions or comments can be directed to aconstantin@utdt.edu. On February 5, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein stated that upholding women’s human rights is essential if the response to the […]

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01.13.17

Is the “Best If Used By” Food Date Label the Best Buy to Prevent Food Waste?

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Janelle Langan, a LL.M Global Health Law Graduate from Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments about the post should be directed to jl2009@georgetown.edu. As the recent holiday season comes to a close, it is clear that food is not only a traditional basic need but also a central […]

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01.12.17

The Framework Convention on Global Health: A Call for Leadership from the Global Health Trio

By Eric A. Friedman

[This blog was co-authored by Eric A. Friedman and Lawrence O. Gostin, and was first posted with as a Health Affairs blog. It is connected to a related Health Affairs publication, Global Health: A Pivotal Moment Of Opportunity And Peril.] In the current issue of Health Affairs, we explore a pivotal moment of opportunity and peril […]

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