Category Archives: Resources


How Many Lawyers Does it Take To Achieve the End of AIDS?

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-chair of the recently concluded 20th International AIDS Conference, believes that “[a]nti-gay laws in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria and other countries around the world will have ‘consequences’ for the continued spread of HIV around the world, potentially dashing hopes of eradicating the virus in the early 21st century.” Apropos to the theme of the […]

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6 THINGS THE US GOVERNMENT CAN AND SHOULD DO TO STOP THE SPREAD OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT SUPERBUGS

In my last post, I discussed seven things individual consumers can do to stop the spread of antibiotic resistant superbugs. I left out one important element: the need to lobby our government’s leaders to make this issue a priority. This summer, combating antibiotic resistance is making headlines on both the national and international level. On […]

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Public health in the digital era part 2: the top 8 digital tools for health researchers

Sometimes I fantasize about research before the Internet. I would’ve walked to the library to find cases in physical copies of the law reports, and read books made out of actual trees. Sure, it would’ve been slow and time consuming, but perhaps more manageable than the constant onslaught of facts and figures bombarding today’s researchers. […]

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Engaging the Budgetary Process through Socio-Economic Rights Litigation

With the South African elections taking place on Wednesday and the ongoing saga of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, a relatively small but important judgment out of the High Court is likely to go unheralded. Assertions of insufficient resources have continually plagued socio-economic rights proponents. The ability to uphold socio-economic rights has always faced an […]

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A nutritionist named Coca-Cola

This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case brought by POM Wonderful  gainst Coca-Cola, alleging fraudulent and deceptive advertising of Coca-Cola’s Pomegranate-Blueberry juice. The legal question centered on whether a private party can bring a lawsuit for misleading advertising if a label is compliant with regulations established by a federal agency, here the […]

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Innovative Solutions for Complex Health Challenges: Our Past, Present, and Future – The O’Neill Institute Retrospective

We are delighted to present the Retrospective for the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, Innovative Solutions for Complex Health Challenges: Our Past, Present, and Future.  

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Pete Seeger: Health’s Hidden Hero

He might not have known it, but Pete Seeger, who died last week at 94, was one of the great health advocates of our time. Those of you familiar with the folk music legend may also be surprised to hear this. We think of his songs about the unions and workers’ rights, about racial justice, […]

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New Research Tool for Health and Human Rights Advocates Formally Launched to the Public

On October 24, 2013, the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and the Lawyers Collective formally launched the Global Health and Human Rights Database. This long-awaited database provides users with free online access to law from around the world on health and human rights, offering an interactive, searchable, and fully […]

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Lessons from the Industry

In her opening remarks to the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion, Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned: [e]fforts to prevent non-communicable diseases go against the business interests of powerful economic operators. In my view, this is one of the biggest challenges facing health promotion . . . [i]t is […]

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U.S. Congressional Briefing “Cholera and the Human Right to Health in Post-Earthquake Haiti”

In October of 2010, less than ten months after being hit by a devastating earthquake, Haiti experienced a cholera epidemic that quickly spread throughout the small nation. The waterborne disease has now killed at least 7,050 Haitians and sickened over 531,000 others. Meanwhile, nearly half a million earthquake victims remain without adequate housing, and Haitians […]

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