Category Archives: Global Health


Nobel Peace Prize 2017 and the Power of International Legal Norms

With the nuclear threat is on the rise, I was a bit surprised last week when I heard that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) had won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. It seemed out of step with today’s reality. But as I reflected more and learned the reasoning behind the decision, the Nobel Committee’s […]

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GHL LLM Students Observe Global Health Governance in Action

Last week, students of Georgetown’s Global Health Law LLM program attended the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference (Conference) in Washington, D.C.

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Investment in Tuberculosis R&D Is an Urgent Human Rights Issue

  Photo: Treatment Action Campaign  Tuberculosis (TB) is a preventable and treatable disease which kills more people globally than any other infectious disease, approximately 5,000 every day. Despite grim statistics and the plethora of human rights violations that occur in the context of TB, there is inadequate funding, and limited public awareness that TB remains […]

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Taking health in all policies seriously: health impact assessments, WHO leadership, and international law

[This blog was co-authored by Eric A. Friedman and Gian Luca Burci, and first appeared as a Lancet Global Health blog.] Government approval of a new mining operation. A policy to deport undocumented immigrants. An international agreement that enhances pharmaceutical patent protections. All will affect health and health equity, but will policymakers factor these effects […]

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I am the DREAM my ancestors dared to dream: Rescinding DACA makes the American “Dream” a mere fantasy

(SPECIAL THANKS TO MY COUSIN XENEIDA FOR INSPIRING THIS ARTICLE. TE QUIERO MUCHO, PRIMA!) First, let me state for the record that I was born in a hospital in Queens, New York in the U.S. of A, and I have the long form birth certificate to prove it, so no need to open that link […]

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