Category Archives: Human Rights


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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The Hillside by Freetown: Terror of Another Sort

I have not yet heard back from a friend in Sierra Leone. I wrote to him after the devastating mudslide on the outskirts of Freetown early on the morning on August 14. I’m not too worried though. He is serving as a magistrate, working to construct a judiciary that advances human rights. I don’t think […]

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Art, Health, and Human Rights: John Rae’s The Positive Community Wins Social Documentary Network’s Photo Contest

This blog post was co-authored by Javier Saladich, a Summer Research Intern at the O’Neill Institute. Javier is a third-year law student at ESADE Business and Law School in Barcelona, Spain. It is widely recognized that art can accomplish broader community goals. Here at the O’Neill Institute, the Health and Human Rights Initiative has been […]

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The Travel Ban & US Health

“The executive order impacts all of us. Even as a citizen, I’m wary of traveling; I’m afraid of having problems at the airport.” Since January, President Trump’s travel ban has triggered ongoing legal and political chaos. It’s been hard to keep up – one minute the order was to be instated, only for a court […]

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