The Global Health and Human Rights Database is a free online database of law from around the world relating to health and human rights. With the collaboration of a worldwide network of partners—including NGOs, academics and private researchers—the database offers an interactive, searchable, and fully indexed website of case law, national constitutions and international instruments.
The Lawyers Collective and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University invite you to participate in a SaluDerecho webinar that will introduce participants to the database and highlight its main features. Please note that registration is required.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:00:00 AM EDT – 10:00:00 AM EDT (In English, Lawrence O. Gostin and Ana S. Ayala) Register
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:00:00 AM EDT – 12:00:00 PM EDT (In Spanish, Oscar A. Cabrera) Register About the speakers: Lawrence O. Gostin, an internationally acclaimed scholar, is University Professor, Georgetown University’s highest academic rank conferred by the University President. Prof. Gostin directs the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and was the Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law. He served as Associate Dean for Research at Georgetown Law from 2004 to 2008. He is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Center for Law & the Public’s Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities.
Ana S. Ayala is an Institute Associate at O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University. Since 2010, Ana has worked in projects on a number of areas of global health law, including health and human rights, global tobacco-control litigation, sexual and reproductive health, patients’ rights, and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Health Regulations (2005). For the past four years, Ana has been in charge of managing the database project and leading the Institute’s work in developing international partnerships for the project.
She holds a Master of Laws in Global Health Law from Georgetown University; a law degree from American University, Washington College of Law; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and International Studies from the University of Chicago.
Oscar A. Cabrera is the Executive Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Previously, Oscar has served as the Deputy Director, Senior Fellow, and a Law Fellow. He is a foreign-trained attorney who earned his law degree in his home country of Venezuela, and his Master of Laws (LL.M.), with concentration in Health Law and Policy, at the University of Toronto. Before starting his Masters Degree program, Oscar worked as an Associate at a Venezuelan law firm (d’Empaire Reyna Bermúdez).
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