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O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law - December 2013

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12.04.13, 9:00 am-12:15pm
Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University
The Global Fund 2014-2016:
Sustaining the Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria

12.05.13, 1:30-2:30pm
Hotung 2000, Georgetown Law
O'Neill Institute Fall Conversation Series
Lawrence Gostin, O'Neill Institute Faculty Director
Mayor Bloomberg's Public Health Legacy

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Retail Clinic: Friend or Foe?
By: Ana Ayala, O'Neill Institute Associate

Remembering Belynda as the President Signs the HOPE Act
By: Jeffrey Crowley, O'Neill Institute Distinguished Scholar
and Program Director, National HIV/AIDS Initative

Good Riddance to U.S. Trans Fats
By: Daniel Hougendobler, O'Neill Institute Law Fellow

The Public Health Lens and Health Care Reform
By: Jacqueline Fox, JD, LLM, Associate Professor
School of Law, University of South Carolina

O’Neill Institute Halloween Special:
Pandemic Preparedness and the Zombie Apocalypse

By: Belinda Reeve, O'Neill Institute Law Fellow

Purchase Age Increase for Tobacco Products in NYC
By: William Thanhauser, O’Neill Institute Research Assistant

Early Reactions to the ACA’s Health Insurance Exchanges
By: Fernanda Alonso, O’Neill Institute Research Assistant

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O'Neill Institute on Twitter - Follow Us!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our very own O’Neill Institute Twitter! Please follow us at @oneillinstitute for updates on our activities as well as public, global, and legal health news from around the world.



The Global Health and Human Rights Database is a free online database of law from around the world relating to health and human rights. Developed by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and the Lawyers Collective – in collaboration with a worldwide network of partners—including NGOs, academics and private researchers—the database offers an interactive, searchable, and fully indexed website of case law, national constitutions and international instruments.

The database became publicly available in March 2013 and was formally launched on October 24, 2013, with a celebratory event held at UN Headquarters during the 68th session of the UN General Assembly, that brought together speakers working across a number of sectors.  More information about the database and the launch event can be found here.



Georgetown Law is now accepting applications for its Global Health Law LL.M. Program and our Global Health and International Institutions LL.M. Program, jointly offered with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland.  We are also accepting applications for our Global Health Law Scholarship for full or partial tuition waivers. 
These innovative, intensive courses of study are open to highly qualified candidates in public and private sectors with an LL.B., J.D. or other first law degree and strong interest or background in global health law and policy.  Georgetown Law offers graduate students a unique opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills through focused studies in courses on global health, public health, international trade and health, health and human rights, bioethics, food and drug law, biotechnology, and intellectual property. 

The Global Health Law and International Institutions LL.M. program brings together two institutions at the cutting edge of global health law and diplomacy.  At the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland, students in the jointly offered program will take courses in global health law and diplomacy, international law, humanitarian law, international trade law, international environmental law, international affairs, and international development studies.  IHEID is widely regarded as one of the best international law and relations institutes in Europe and through its Global Health Programme, the Graduate Institute plays an important role in shaping the emerging field of interface between foreign policy, economics, development and health.
Helpful Links:

  • Additional information about the Global Health Law program can be found here
  • Additional information about the Global Health Law and International Institutions program can be found here
  • Information about the Global Health Law Scholarship for full or partial tuition waivers can be found here
  • Online application for both programs can be found here.

Please feel free to contact Georgetown’s Global Health Law LL.M. Program Director, Tanya Baytor at teb39@law.georgetown.edu with any questions.


On Sunday, October 20, 2013 Professor Lawrence Gostin led the O'Neill Institute and the Global Health Law LL.M. students on a hike to Great Falls National Park. We had spectacular weather for the scenic hike and returned to Professor Gostin's home for a healthy brunch. Thanks to all who participated!


Lawrence O. Gostin, Bloomberg's Health Legacy: Urban Innovator or Meddling Nanny?, Hastings Center Report (October 2013)

Realizing the Right to Health Through a Framework Convention on Global Health?, Health and Human Rights Journal (2013)

Ana Ayala, Book Review -  The Right to Health in International Law by John Tobin, Melbourne Journal of International Law (September 2013)

Lawrence Gostin, PEPFAR’s Antiprostitution Pledge:  Spending Power and Free Speech in Tension, JAMA 2013

Lawrence Gostin, Who Owns Human Genes?: Is DNA Patentable?, JAMA 2013

Doyin Oluwole & John Kraemer, Innovative public–private partnership: a diagonal approach to combating women’s cancers in Africa, The Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2013

From Advancing the Human Right to Health (Oxford University Press 2013):

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