Category Archives: Human Rights


O’Neill Institute Event this Thursday February 23rd on Georgetown University’s Main Campus

DIALOGUES ON BEING HUMAN: Intersections of Art, Health and Dignity with artist Jesse Krimes in dialogue with Marc Howard of the Prison and Justice Initiative moderated by Alicia Ely Yamin, Director of the Health and Human Rights Initiative. Anita Alvin Nilert is the Art Dialogues Curator please direct any questions or comments to an435@georgetown.edu. Artist […]

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Reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy: History, Implications & Opposition

This post was written by Brenna Gautam and Rebecca Reingold. On January 23rd, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum reinstating the Mexico City Policy, also referred to as the “Global Gag Rule”: a restriction first introduced by Ronald Reagan that denies federal funding to NGOs that provide abortions, offer abortion counseling, or advocate for abortion […]

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Stand Up, Speak Up, Speak Out: The Dignity of Protest

[This blog was originally posted on January 20 through the IMAXI Cooperative. Since then, the millions of people at Women’s Marches across the United States — and the world — offer much reason for hope that a great many people will stand up and speak up for the rights of all of us when they are under threat. […]

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The Framework Convention on Global Health: A Call for Leadership from the Global Health Trio

[This blog was co-authored by Eric A. Friedman and Lawrence O. Gostin, and was first posted with as a Health Affairs blog. It is connected to a related Health Affairs publication, Global Health: A Pivotal Moment Of Opportunity And Peril.] In the current issue of Health Affairs, we explore a pivotal moment of opportunity and peril […]

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Celebrating 10 years of the Convention on Disability Rights

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Convention) by the United Nations General Assembly. The Convention has been ratified by 170 countries and established frameworks and reporting requirements to ensure the inclusion of all individuals with disabilities in social, political and economic […]

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