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Tag Archives: human rights

10.06.14

Medical evacuations for West African Ebola patients: The unspoken possibility

By Eric A. Friedman

Time and again, the global community finds a way to express its collective view – the view of the powers-that-be – that some members of our community are worth less than others, that lofty rhetoric and human rights law to the contrary, your life means less to the world if you are poor. And so […]

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07.28.14

How Many Lawyers Does it Take To Achieve the End of AIDS?

By Susan C. Kim

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-chair of the recently concluded 20th International AIDS Conference, believes that “[a]nti-gay laws in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria and other countries around the world will have ‘consequences’ for the continued spread of HIV around the world, potentially dashing hopes of eradicating the virus in the early 21st century.” Apropos to the theme of the […]

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12.10.13

Giving Life to Human Rights Day

By Eric A. Friedman

Today is Human Rights Day, the anniversary – this year, the 65th – of the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. It is a date well known in human rights circles, but with little recognition from the broader public, at least in the United States. This should […]

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10.24.13

Launch of the Global Health and Human Rights Database

By O’Neill Institute

The Global Health and Human Rights Database is a free online database of law from around the world relating to health and human rights. Developed by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and the Lawyers Collective – in collaboration with a worldwide network of partners—including NGOs, academics and private […]

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10.07.13

Syria, International Humanitarian Law, and Access to Health Care in Non-International Armed Conflict

By Phoebe Ramsey

This previous Wednesday, The New York Review of Books published on their blog a recent call to the Syrian Government, all armed parties in the conflict, the United Nations, and international donors by doctors and medical professionals to allow and support their “medical colleagues in Syria to … treat patients, save lives, and alleviate suffering […]

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09.04.13

Who Owns Human Genes?

By O’Neill Institute

Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University recently published an article in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). An extract of the piece is below as is a link to the complete article. Any questions or comments can be directed to gostin@law.georgetown.edu. EXTRACT Angelina […]

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08.27.13

My Summer with the O'Neill Institute

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Marguerite de Causans (Paris Bar School), summer research assistant at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to mdecausans@gmail.com. To sum-up my summer internship experience at the O’Neill Institute in just a few paragraphs is anything but an […]

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07.30.13

What Possible Effects Can the Recent United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution Have in Latin American Courts?

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Luis Enrique Rosas (Intern at  Mexican Supreme Court), summer research assistant at Georgetown University Law Center. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to luisenriquerosas@gmail.com. The 23rd session of The United Nations Human Rights Council was held in Vienna on May 27-June 14, 2013. In the session, […]

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07.03.13

Recent World Health Organization (WHO) Study Shows Efficacy of Tobacco Control Laws

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Belen Rios, Research Assistant, Global Health LL.M. ‘13, at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to mbr55@georgetown.edu. A recent study published by the World Health Organization (WHO) has shown that the adoption of tobacco control laws around the […]

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06.05.13

Mobile Phones as a Tool for Providing South African Mothers with Maternal Health Information

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Annie Wattenmaker, an intern at the O’Neill Institute and a rising sophomore at the University of Virginia. Any questions or comments can be directed to alw8ew@virginia.edu. MAMA, the Global Alliance for Maternal Action, has turned into a global movement that uses mobile technology to improve the health of mothers in […]

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