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10.04.13

From JAMA Forum: Looking Beyond the Millennium Development Goals Toward a Sustainable Development Agenda

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This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. Professor Gostin is also a University Professor and director of a World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights. For more information about this post, please contact gostin@law.georgetown.edu. […]

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06.05.13

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

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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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06.04.13

Commemorations around “World No Tobacco Day”

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This post was written by and Paula Avila Guillen (Institute Associate) and 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 pa390@law.georgetown.edu    On Friday May 31st, as we mentioned in our blog, all around the globe, […]

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06.03.13

O'Neill Institute's 100th Post – A Look Back

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In honor of the O’Neill Institute’s 100th blog post, we present a “top ten” list of some of our most memorable posts: 1. The Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act Upheld: The Individual Mandate is a Tax. States Have a Choice Whether to Expand Medicaid  (June 2012). 2. New York’s Ban on Large Sodas: […]

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03.20.13

Juan E. Méndez, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Punishment Reports on Torture and Health-care Settings: The Case of Palliative Care

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This post was written by Francisco J. Quintana (Legal Intern from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella) and Paula Avila Guillen (Institute Associate) of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to fjq2@law.georgetown.edu  or pa390@law.georgetown.edu.            Juan E. Méndez, the UN’s […]

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02.09.13

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

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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

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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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01.23.13

Malaria Elimination and Eradication: A Look Back at Our 2012 O’Neill Institute Colloquium

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In the spirit of looking back and reviewing the work of the O’Neill Institute, we would like to share two presentations with you from our most recent O’Neill Institute Colloquium, David Bowen, “Malaria Elimination: Politics and Practicalities” and Joel Breman, “Eradicating Malaria: The Holy Grail of Tropical Medicine.”

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02.06.12

A Call for U.N. Accountability for Cholera in Post-Earthquake Haiti – Part IV: Capitol Hill Considers Future of Cholera in Haiti

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In response to the second anniversary of Haiti’s January 12, 2010 earthquake, this post is the fourth and final 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 […]

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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

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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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