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At the Intersection of Brain Development & the Criminal Justice System: Young Adult Courts






This post was written by Laura Malavé-Seda and Rebecca Reingold. In the summer of 2015, San Francisco established the U.S.’s first Young Adult Court (YAC), which strives to align opportunities for accountability and transformation with the unique needs and developmental stage of eligible young adults, ages 18-25. It acknowledges the fact that “[o]ur traditional justice system […]

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“Speaking truth to power:” a call for praxis in human rights






This message was written by Alicia Ely Yamin, O’Neill Institute Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative and originally published by Open Democracy. Any comments or questions can be directed to aey7@law.georgetown.edu. While conservative populist nationalism surged in the last year, I do not agree that its ascendance was inevitable. But I do believe that the human […]

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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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COLLATERAL DAMAGE: REPEALING OBAMACARE WOULD ELIMINATE FUNDING FOR CRITICAL CDC PREVENTION PROGRAMS






There are many reasons for concern regarding the repercussions of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Much of the focus as of late has been on the effect repeal would have on Medicaid recipients and how the cost of health insurance would change under a new plan. However, there are […]

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