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06.04.13

Commemorations around “World No Tobacco Day”

By Paula Avila

This post was written by and Paula Avila Guillen (Institute Associate) and Belen Rios (Research Assistant, Global Health LL.M. ‘13) at 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    On Friday May 31st, as we mentioned in our blog, all around the globe, […]

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05.18.13

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

By Paula Avila

 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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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

By Paula Avila

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

By Paula Avila

  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

By Paula Avila

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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07.16.12

Summer Conversation Series with Mónica Roa: “Women’s Rights in Latin America: Impact of Strategic Litigation”

By Paula Avila

“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 […]

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