Join the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center and the Global Health Advocacy Incubator for a discussion on how legal responses are protecting healthy food policy from industry opposition in Colombia.
In 2017, Colombia’s highest court ruled that civil society organizations have the right to share public health information, and consumers have the right to see it. This public health victory followed a legal campaign by civil society against food and beverage industry efforts to influence the media and government to keep the information hidden. The results can serve as a model for other countries facing the same threats to public health and free expression.
Speakers will include:
- Holly Wong, Vice President, Global Health Advocacy Incubator
- Oscar A. Cabrera, Initiative Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law: The legal landscape for healthy food policy.
- Mauricio Albarracín, Deputy Director, Dejusticia: Dejusticia’s successful legal challenge on behalf of the constitutional rights to access information and to health.
- Diana Vivas, Educar Consumidores: Educar Consumidores’ successful legal battle to share information about health in the face of industry opposition.
- Juan Carballo, Legal Consultant, Global Health Advocacy Incubator: Other cases in which the industry has worked against policy progress.