Margherita M. Cinà is an associate with the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute, where she has been working primarily for the Global Center for Legal Innovation on Food Environments since 2020.

Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Cinà worked at a full-service law firm in Toronto on a number of issues including the representation of hospitals and long-term care homes. She previously interned at the World Health Organization; the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development in Kampala, Uganda; and the HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic in Sydney, Australia, among others. Before joining the Health and Human Rights Initiative, Cinà was a fellow at the O’Neill Institute.

Cinà holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Civil Laws from McGill University, a J.D. from McGill University, and a Master of Laws in Global Health Law and International Institutions from Georgetown University and the Geneva Graduate Institute. She is also a member of the Ontario Bar.


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