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Groningen Centre for Health Law

Health law is multidisciplinary - cutting across international, regional and domestic law, and resting on insights from (health) science. The Groningen Center for Health Law (GCHL) engages with global and domestic health law, with a particular emphasis on the role of human rights. Taking the right to health as a starting point, our research and teaching address healthcare settings as well as health prevention and promotion. Broader research themes include health inequalities, disease prevention, vulnerability in healthcare settings, as well as reproductive, mental and environmental health. We foster PhD research in these areas and we offer courses in health law at LLM level (Dutch and English); a yearly summer school; as well as at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG).

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  • 15 July 2022

    De multidisciplinaire aanpak van zoönosen

    Thom Geertsema - Het onlangs gepresenteerde ‘Nationaal actieplan versterken zoönosenbeleid’ van de Ministeries van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport (VWS) en Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit (LNV) is een goede stap om het gevaar en de risico’s...
  • 30 May 2022

    Tobacco, law and human rights: taking stock

    Brigit Toebes - On 12-13 May, the Groningen Centre for Health Law and the European Scientific Network on Law and Tobacco organized a conference entitled ‘Tobacco, Law and Human Rights’. The event marked the finalization of our project funded by the...
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