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07.02.20

A FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON ALCOHOL CONTROL? PART 2.

By Margherita Cinà

In a previous post, I began to look at whether alcohol control should be the subject of an international treaty similar to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) – WHO’s only legally binding treaty made under Article 19 of its constitution. This post will examine the desirability of such a treaty, with a later […]

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06.17.20

Are Immunity Certificates Fool’s Gold?

By Mara Pillinger

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, but lockdowns are unsustainable. Policymakers are desperately searching for new policy tools that will allow economies to get back up and running while diminishing the risk to the vast majority of the population still vulnerable to coronavirus. One solution being discussed in the US, the UK, Germany, Chile, […]

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05.18.20

LGBTI population and COVID-19

By María Belén Saavedra

In light of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) I thought it would be appropriate to talk about the particular set of issues this population faces in regards of COVID-19, we already know that LGBTI people are among the most vulnerable and marginalized in many societies, and among those most at risk […]

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04.29.20

RATIONING CRITICAL CARE IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19

By Silvia Serrano Guzmán

Rationing critical medical care is one of the most uncomfortable topics related to COVID-19 and human rights. The focus of this post is not on the imperative need that States – individually and collectively considered – devote all their efforts to avoid rationing critical care, which must be considered an extreme and last resort measure. […]

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04.23.20

Can the UN CESCR guide States’ responses to COVID-19?

By Ivonne Garza

Image courtesy of The Economist, artist Alice Mollon. In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights’ new General Comment No. 25 sheds light on States’ use of science and technology in their pandemic responses, and highlights the importance of research and scientific work as the pandemic […]

04.10.20

The Invisible Pandemic of NCDs May Now Come To Light

By Isabel Barbosa

Image courtesy of U.S. News & World Report Recently, those of us participating in Global Health Law listservs received the news that, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (GMC/NCD) had created a Technical Working Group on Covid-19 and non-communicable diseases […]

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03.27.20

A Public Health Framework for Implementing Economic and Social Supports

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by O’Neill Institute Senior Scholar, John Monahan.   A Public Health Framework for Implementing Economic and Social Supports Now that President Trump has signed a $2 trillion-plus Coronavirus response law (along with two other pandemic-related funding bills earlier this month), attention will rightly shift to federal, state, and county agencies charged […]

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03.25.20

(Re)Introducing the Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative

By Matthew Kavanagh

Our team is excited to share a new name for our continued work at the intersection of global public health, law, policy, and governance. Our focus has evolved and expanded to look comparatively and internationally at the rules, both formal and informal, that govern health, with particular attention to aid, rights, equity, and structures for […]

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