Category Archives: Human Rights


The fight against hidden suffering: El Salvador to decriminalize abortion






This post was written by Andrés Constantin. Andrés is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Any questions or comments can be directed to aconstantin@utdt.edu.  The opportunity has presented and it is time to seize it The ruling party in El Salvador, Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) has proposed […]

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Solidarity in Our Diversity






If you were in New York City and its environs in the weeks and months after September 11, 2001, as I was – or, I expect, just about anywhere in the United States – you will recall the American flags in the storefront windows, outside homes, everywhere really. Those banners of solidarity reminded us, as […]

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Hunger, Health, and Compassion – and Our Responsibility






This piece was written by Eric Friedman and Lawrence Gostin. It is an extended version of Prof. Gostin’s JAMA Forum posting from April 12, 2017. The contrast must have been enough to send a shiver down the spine of the global humanitarian and human rights communities. Even as headlines warned of 20 million people in […]

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Colombia Orders Sweetened Beverage Commercial off the Air






This post was written by Andrés Constantin. Andrés is an Adjunct Professor of law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Any questions or comments can be directed to aconstantin@utdt.edu. On September 7, 2016, the Colombian Industry and Commerce Superintendence issued a resolution according to which it ordered the Asociación Colombiana de Educación al Consumidor (EDUCAR) to […]

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The Differential Treatment of FGCS & FGM/C: A Legal Double Standard?






This post was inspired and informed by the collaborative research conducted by Ranit Mishori, Kevin FitzGerald, Sam Wu and Holly Hedley as part of the Georgetown Complex Moral Grant. After a three year investigation, the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced in late February of 2017 that it would not prosecute a surgeon and psychiatrist involved in a clitoris […]

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