09.27.11

After Several Other Circuits Split on the Constitutionality of Health Reform, Which Way Will the D.C. Circuit Go?

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This post was authored by O’Neill Institute research assistant and second-year Georgetown University Law Center student Dinesh Kumar. For more information on all of the pending challenges to the Affordable Care Act, visit http://www.healthlawandlitigation.com.  The website, a joint effort by the O’Neill Institute and the National Health Law Program, tracks the progress of litigation through […]

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09.24.11

Hunger breeds discontent

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The direct translation of an old Chinese saying is “people regard food as their heaven” (min yi shi wei tian, or food is what matters to people). However, the average person’s heaven seems broken in the Middle Kingdom. Chinese people still feel insecure about what they eat on a daily basis because nowadays food safety […]

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09.14.11

Briefing paper on tobacco product regulation and the WTO after US – Clove Cigarettes

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For those interested in matters of trade and health we have posted a briefing paper on the recent World Trade Organization panel report in US – Clove Cigarettes on the O’Neill Institute homepage (www.oneillinstitute.org). See the ‘recent news’ section. The abstract is as follows: On September 2, 2011, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released the […]

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08.25.11

A debate about the international criminalization of falsification of medicines: responding to Attaran, Bate and Kendall

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Neil Boister and Benn McGrady In a recent article in Journal of International Criminal Justice, we responded to a proposal by Amir Attaran, Roger Bate and Megan Kendall that a treaty should be negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO). More specifically, we responded to the suggestion that a treaty for the […]

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08.19.11

Peruvian Constitutional Tribunal Upholds Constitutionality of Reformed Smoke Free Law

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On July 19, 2011 the Constitutional Tribunal of Peru rejected the unconstitutionality challenge presented by Jaime Barco Roda on behalf of 5,000 Peruvian citizens.* The Court upheld the constitutionality of the country’s reformed Law 28705 – Law for the Prevention and Control of Tobacco Consumption Risks (“Law 28705”).  The decision extensively cited the amicus brief […]

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08.08.11

Tobacco Control and International Trade in Africa

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Note: From the American Cancer Society’s Blog, The Global Fight Against Cancer “Tobacco Control and International Trade in Africa” (August 8, 2011) Representatives from 13 African countries learn new skills to fight the deadly tobacco trade Nairobi, Kenya — The American Cancer Society organised an international trade and tobacco control workshop from July 26–28, in […]

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08.03.11

Drugs, Babies, Nursing Homes, Cigarettes, and Death: A Year of Health Law at the Canadian Supreme Court

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Given the importance of health as a public policy issue and its profound effect on an individual’s life, it is not surprising that courts are frequently called upon adjudicate health sector claims.  Due to the government’s increasing health sector regulation and, in Canada, its role as health system insurer, the government often appears as a party […]

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08.01.11

What Does It Mean to Inform?

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This post was authored by Sam Halabi, J.D., M.Phil., Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa College of Law. What Does it Mean to Inform? In response to the graphic warnings released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 21, 2011, tobacco firms have asserted that the warnings violate their First Amendment rights by forcing […]

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07.22.11

Workshop on Legal issues in Tobacco Control for Latin American Attorneys

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The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, and the Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control organized a workshop on Law and Tobacco Control in Rio de Janeiro on June 15-17, 2011. This training […]

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07.14.11

Does This Outfit Make Me Look Healthy?

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Today, New York opens its runways for the first Africa Fashion Week, bringing the work of emerging African designers to the catwalk, and showcasing a growing industry that bridges a gap between a poverty stricken continent and one of the most profitable consumer bases in the world: the woman’s closet.  Designers are already exploiting the […]

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