Category Archives: Human Rights


Reflections on O’Neill Institute health rights litigation intensive 2017






Do the courts, and does the law more generally, have the power to advance the right to health? It would be hard to conclude at the end the O’Neill Institute’s weeklong Health Rights Litigation Intensive anything other than an emphatic yes — even while acknowledging limitations of health rights litigation, and exploring questions that make […]

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Prescribing housing for the homeless in Hawaii






With severe threats to the health and well-being of the most vulnerable Americans populating the headlines – from repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act with a system that would send the number of uninsured skyrocketing, with poorer and older Americans suffering most, to the administration’s proposed FY2018 budget, with its drastic cuts in a […]

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Silver and Gold: California’s and Nevada’s Pushes Towards Universal Health Coverage






Neil Sircar, J.D., is an LL.M Candidate in Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center & the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments related to this post can be directed to nrs53@georgetown.edu.               The Golden State: All That Glimmers? Critics of the […]

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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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