Science and Technology

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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David P. Fidler
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International Law and the Report of the High-Level U.N. Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change

The U.N. Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change has issued a lengthy report setting out a broad framework for collective security. [1]   It touches on several issues of international law and organization, including some important ones that are the focus of this Insight.  
 
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Frederic L. Kirgis
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WTO Condemnation of U.S. Ban on Internet Gambling Pits Free Trade against Moral Values

On November 10, a dispute-settlement panel of the World Trade Organization (WTO) condemned the United States for banning online gambling. [1]   It did so at the request of one of the smallest countries in the world, Antigua and Barbuda.  The case was triggered when in 2000 a U.S. court sentenced Jay Cohen, a U.S. national and founder of the World Sports Exchange, to 21 months in jail for selling gambling services to U.S. citizens from the island of Antigua, in violation of the 1961 Wire Communications Act. 
 
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8
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26
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Joost Pauwelyn
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WTO Softens Earlier Condemnation of U.S. Ban on Internet Gambling, but Confirms Broad Reach into Sensitive Domestic Regulation

As was widely expected, on April 7, 2005, the WTO Appellate Body substantially reversed an earlier Panel decision condemning a US ban on internet gambling.[1]
 
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9
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12
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Joost Pauwelyn
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Court of Justice of the European Union Upholds “Right to be Forgotten” in Google Case (May 13, 2014)

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Emily MacKenzie

On May 13, 2014, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court)

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Designing Technology for Human Rights

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Joanne Mariner

The ASIL annual meeting is an intellectual feast for hardcore international law geeks, but the panel on designing technology for human rights offered something different: tech ge

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Countermeasures in Cyberspace

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Rachel E. VanLandingham

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Connecting the Dots: Visualizing International Law

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Kristina Alayan

The panel of speakers included Dr. Alejandro Ponce, Professor Jeffrey B. Ritter, and Ana S. Ayala.

Public Health and “Counterfeit” Medicines: The Role of the World Health Organization

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The normative and policy-setting functions of the World Health Organization (“WHO”) have been substantially influenced by the differences of opinion within WHO’s membership about the impact of trade and intellectual property (“IP”) rules on public health. In particular, WHO members differ as to the organization’s role in addressing the perceived failure of the pharmaceutical market to generate safe and affordable medicines for diseases predominantly affecting developing countries.

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2
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Gian Luca Burci
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