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02.09.13

New avenue for Litigating the Right to Health – Optional Protocol to the ICESCR comes into force

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Oscar A. Cabrera, Eric Friedman, and Brian Honermann, all from the O’Neill Institute. On 5 February, 2013, Uruguay – following quickly on the heels of Portugal – became the 10th country to ratify the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). In accordance with […]

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02.06.13

Our Recent Publications in Global Health Law

By O’Neill Institute

2012 was a busy year for us all. Below are some of our most recent publications on Global Health Law.  Feel free to explore these highlighted works and visit our publications page for additional journals, studies, articles and more.   O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. 2012. Tobacco Industry Strategy in Latin American Courts: A Litigation […]

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07.16.12

Summer Conversation Series with Mónica Roa: “Women’s Rights in Latin America: Impact of Strategic Litigation”

By Paula Avila

“Women’s Link has afforded me the privilege of constructing new paradigms in my work, of understanding our role as the new generation of feminists who use the law as an agent of social change to make gender justice a reality. The challenge of constructing an organization with its own principles is a constant reminder that […]

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01.28.12

A Call for U.N. Accountability for Cholera in Post-Earthquake Haiti – Part III: Raising U.N. Disease Prevention Standards

By O’Neill Institute

In response to the second anniversary of Haiti’s January 12, 2010 earthquake, this post is the third in a four-part series examining the implications of ongoing efforts to establish U.N. accountability for allegedly causing Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic in the months following the events of January 12, 2010. This post was authored by O’Neill Institute […]

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01.13.12

A Call for U.N. Accountability for Cholera in Post-Earthquake Haiti Part II: The Challenge of U.N. Immunity

By O’Neill Institute

In response to the second anniversary of Haiti’s January 12, 2010 earthquake, this post is the second in a four-part weekly series examining the implications of ongoing efforts to establish U.N. accountability for allegedly causing Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic in the months following the events of January 12, 2010. This post was authored by O’Neill […]

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10.13.11

The Long March for Life and Dignity: Can a lesson learned in Paraguay help protect Bolivian indigenous communities in the TIPNIS?

By Ana S. Ayala

On August 15, 2011, at least 1,000 members of indigenous communities living in the Bolivian Indigenous Territory of the National Park Isiboro-Sécure (TIPNIS) began their long and treacherous march on foot to the capital city of La Paz in hopes of engaging the Bolivian government in a peaceful dialogue to prevent the government from building […]

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