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Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre

We are witnessing a number of serious challenges in relation to health including a change in disease patterns, some of which are lifestyle-related as well as increasing health inequalities within and between states. Additionally, many countries are struggling with the detrimental health effects of environmental degradation, climate change, international migration, urbanization and internal conflicts. This is affecting the health and wellbeing of individuals worldwide, especially those who are marginalised and disadvantaged. Global Health Law Groningen focuses on these issues from the perspective of international law.

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  • 14 April 2019

    Obstetric Violence as a Human Rights Violation of Women

    Over the last decades, a specific type of human rights violation has been emphasized around the globe, especially in the inter-American region, which violates women's sexual and reproductive rights in particular.
  • 12 April 2019

    WHO Fair Pricing Forum: Watching for Drug Industry Accountability

    Expensive medicines are a ubiquitous challenge from which no government is immune. Excessive price hikes are an urgent human rights issue with serious ramifications for public health. One such example is that of Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate),...

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