Health

CEDAW and CRC Report Clarifies States’ Obligations Regarding Harmful Practices against Women and Girls (November 4, 2014)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On November 4, 2014, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) released a

European Court of Human Rights Declares Inadmissible Case Concerning Assisted Suicide (September 30, 2014)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On September 30, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) declared inadmissible the case of

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution Declaring Ebola Outbreak a Threat to International Peace and Security (September 15, 2014)

Author: 
Nicole R. Tuttle

On September 15, 2014, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2177, “[d]etermining that the

The Regulation of Genetically Modified Foods

I. Introduction 
 
The latest trade battle between the U.S. and the EU concerns genetically modified food (GMF), specifically plants and foods made from plants which have been genetically modified by the addition of genes from unrelated organisms. Plants used for food production have long been genetically modified in some manner. First through genetic evolution and later through selective breeding, both nature and man have altered the plants used in the food supply so that they have favorable growing and nutritional characteristics.
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4
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Judson O. Berkey
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SARS and International Law

The outbreak of a new infectious disease-Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-in Asia and its spread to many countries in the Asian region and beyond raise many public health and policy questions and challenges for governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. The SARS outbreak also implicates international law, and this Insight briefly discusses three areas of international law affected by SARS and the efforts to contain the spread of the disease.
 
Basic Information on the SARS Epidemic
 
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8
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7
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David P. Fidler
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World Health Organization's Framework Convention for Tobacco Control

Introduction
In late May 2003, the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) will consider adoption of the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC). The Intergovernmental Negotiating Body agreed on the proposed FCTC in early March 2003 and transmitted the treaty to the World Health Assembly. [1] The FCTC represents the first time in WHO's history that it has exercised its powers to adopt a treaty under Article 19 of its Constitution. [2] The FCTC is an important international legal development in the area of global public health.
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8
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6
Author: 
David P. Fidler
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