Health

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution Condemning Attacks on Medical Facilities and Personnel (May 3, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On May 3, 2016, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2286 condemning attacks on m

European Court of Human Rights Rules that Prolonged Detention of Somali Asylum Seeker by Malta Violated Convention’s Prohibitions on Ill-Treatment (May 3, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On May 3, 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued its

World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus International Public Health Emergency (February 1, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Zika virus and the recent surge of neurological disorders and birth defects thought to be caused by it constitute an inte

UN Announces Peru will Compensate Woman in Human Rights Abortion Case (January 18, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On January 18, 2016, the United Nations human rights office announced that Peru agreed to compensate a woman whose human rights had been violated when she was denied an abortion.

Australia Prevails at Permanent Court of Arbitration on Jurisdiction Against Phillip Morris in Tobacco Dispute (December 17, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On December 17, 2015, a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration dismissed the case of Phillip Morris against Australia, which had arisen under the bilateral investment treaty (BIT) of Austra

European Court of Human Rights Rules Banning Donation of Embryos from in vitro Fertilization Does Not Violate European Convention (August 27, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On August 27, 2015, the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) ruled in

European Court of Human Rights Rules no Violation of Right to Life in Withdrawal of Nutrition and Hydration Case (June 5, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On June 5, 2015 (with a rectified version released on June 25, 2015), the European Court of Human Rights (the Court)

Organization of American States Approves Convention on Rights of Older Persons (June 15, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On June 15, 2015, the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved the

Court of Justice of the European Union Rules Refusing Blood Donations from Men Having Sex with Men may be Justifiable (April 29, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On April 29, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court)