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Brazil, Zika and the Right to Abortion

This post was written by Debora Diniz. Debora is a tenured professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Brasília and visiting professor on the Bioethics, Applied Ethics and Public Health Program at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Rio de Janeiro, as well as a researcher at Anis – Institute of Bioethics. Debora is […]

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Court of Appeal ruling paves the way for implementation of PrEP

This post was written by Dena Kirpalani. Dena is an LL.M. candidate in Global Health Law and International Institutions at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments can be directed to The ruling by the Court of Appeal on November 11, 2016 put to bed a disagreement in England over which authority was […]

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Texas Evaluates Intellectual Disability in Death Penalty Cases Using a Global-Outlier Standard

This blog post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights, and University Professor at Georgetown Law Since 2002, the […]

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2016 Elections: a tipping point for cannabis legalization?

On November 4th, during a Bill Maher interview with President Obama, Obama acknowledged that federal prohibition could begin to crumble if the five states voting on cannabis legalization for personal use approved the initiatives. In his words “The good news is that after this referenda, to some degree it’s going to call the question. Because […]

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Mountain Dew? More like “Mountain Don’t”.

Sugar sweetened beverages, such as sodas, are contributors to a significant burden of disease for issues ranging from obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It is estimated that consumption of sugar sweetened beverages is independently causally linked to between 4-13% of all new cases of type 2 diabetes in the United States regardless of the weight […]

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