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01.15.19

Teaching Dr. King, Teaching Ourselves

By Eric A. Friedman

Georgetown University has a tradition for Martin Luther King Jr. Day that we should all join. In 2013, Georgetown incorporated “Teach the Speech” into its “Let Freedom Ring!” Initiative. Now, each year, the university selects a Martin Luther King Jr. speech and, along with a teach-in open to all, encourages all faculty to incorporate the […]

Thematic Areas: Health & Human Rights

01.15.19

Getting Serious About Health Equity: Systematic, Comprehensive Approaches to Leave No One Behind Webinar

By Johan Marulanda

Speakers: Michael Marmot, Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London Anna Coates, Chief, Office for Equity, Gender, and Cultural Diversity, PAHO/WHO Moses Mulumba, Executive Director, Center for Health, Human Rights & Development Nicole Valentine, Acting Coordinator, Social Determinants of Health, WHO Eric Friedman, Global Health Justice Scholar, O’Neill Institute Moderator: Matthew Kavanagh, Director, Global Health Governance Initiative, […]

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01.02.19

Taxes, development and human rights: reflections from Colombia

By Isabel Barbosa

Image courtesy of Archivo Semana Last November, Colombia eliminated the tax on products for menstrual hygiene management. The Constitutional Court decided that taxing pads and tampons constituted a form of indirect discrimination against women and was therefore unconstitutional. This decision put an end to a long-lasting discussion between the government and civil society. In 2016, […]

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12.10.18

International Human Rights Day: “The Right to Health in National Courts”

By Andrés Constantin

On 10 December 2018, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), jointly with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and with the support from the Government of Canada, celebrated the International Human Rights Day. The event focused on several topics concerning the right to health, which included discussions on the enforcement of the […]

Thematic Areas: Health & Human Rights

12.09.18

Seventy Years of Human Rights in Global Health: Drawing on a Contentious Past to Secure a Hopeful Future

By Johan Marulanda

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Sunday, Dec 9th 6:30 EST CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON ­­–– As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a team of distinguished global health experts including the World Health Organization’s Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Georgetown University’s Lawrence Gostin, chart the […]

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Thematic Areas: Health & Human Rights

12.07.18

Human Rights Day 2018

By Johan Marulanda

70 Years of Human Rights in Global Health: Drawing on a Contentious Past to Secure a Hopeful Future As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a team of distinguished global health experts including the World Health Organization’s Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Georgetown University’s Lawrence Gostin, warn […]

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Thematic Areas: Health & Human Rights

12.07.18

The Universal Periodic Review: Is It Delivering for Global Health?

By O’Neill Institute

This article was written by: Judith Bueno de Mesquita, Lecturer and Acting Director Human Rights Centre Clinic, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex Dabney P. Evans, Associate Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rebekah Thomas, Technical Officer, Gender, Equity and Human Rights, World Health Organization The United Nations Universal […]

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12.04.18

Mapping the Evolution of the Right to Health at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

By O’Neill Institute

This article was written by Gillian MacNaughton, Assistant Professor in the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Mariah McGill, a Senior Fellow with the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy at Northeastern University School of Law. The post of the UN High Commissioner for Human […]

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12.04.18

Right to Health in National Courts

By Johan Marulanda

In honor of International Human Rights Day, the O’Neill Institute invites you to a panel event hosted by PAHO/WHO, which will convene key international and regional from the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, OHCHR, World Bank and the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights. Panelists will include members of the Supreme Courts […]

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12.04.18

A Call for Action Now: The Health of Millions of Immigrants Is at Risk

By Eric A. Friedman

As captured by Emma Lazarus, the torch of the Statute of Liberty lights the path for “the poor,” “the homeless, tempest-tossed,” welcoming them to this land, to the United States. Yet this administration’s basest instincts, so harsh towards those “yearning to breath free,” already seeking to block those who are fleeing persecution and remove who […]

Thematic Areas: Health & Human Rights

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