As global efforts to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are accelerating, complexity is increasing and the importance of law is becoming more apparent. Understanding the powers, duties and constraints created by law is now essential not only for lawyers, but also for officials and advocates working on NCDs.
The O’Neill Institute Summer Program on NCDs and the Law will take a global approach to the issues, while also drawing upon case studies from domestic law. Participants will enhance their understanding of the global burden of NCDs, contemporary developments at the international level, international instruments governing NCDs, best practice regulation, the intersection of human rights and NCDs and the intersection of trade, investment and NCDs.
About the O’Neill Institute
The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University was established in 2007 to respond to the need for innovative solutions to the most pressing national and international health concerns. Housed at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., the O’Neill Institute reflects the importance of public and private law in health policy analysis. The O’Neill Institute is comprised of a diverse network of faculty, fellows, staff, affiliates, and alumni. Our team includes renowned scholars, policymakers, and practitioners with a diversity of talents, experience, and expertise in the fields of law and health. The O’Neill Institute draws upon the University’s considerable intellectual resources, including the School of Nursing and Health Studies, School of Medicine, the Public Policy Institute, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.
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