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Tabaksbeleggingen van het ABP op gespannen voet met het internationale standaarden

Date:02 January 2018
Author:GHLG Blog
The Dutch civil servants pension fund ABP continues to invest in the tobacco industry. This contribution looks at these investments from the perspective of international law, in particular the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and human rights law.

Voices in the Field: Professors Asbjorn Eide and Wenche Barth Eide

Date:06 October 2017
Author:GHLG Blog
Voices in the Field: Professors Asbjorn Eide and Wenche Barth Eide

Ebola, Burial Practices and the Right to Health in West Africa: Integrating International Human Rights with Local Norms

Date:02 October 2017
Author:GHLG Blog
Culture and health are to some degree mutually constitutive. The cultural frameworks into which we are socialised often shape our views on sickness, wellbeing, the causes of illnesses, and their remedies. The UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights acknowledges this and, therefore, requires all health goods, facilities, and services to be “culturally appropriate”. This is an obligation on all States parties to the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights to progressively realise. Culturally sensitive approaches to healthcare are important at all times, but can be especially vital during an epidemic. Our study of the recent Ebola crisis that reached a peak in West Africa in 2015 exemplified how indispensable culturally sensitive approaches to the right to health can be.

The Legal Ban on Sex-Selective Abortions: a Step Backwards to Women’s Reproductive Health and Rights in Armenia

Date:06 August 2017
Author:GHLG Blog
Sex-selective abortions raise moral, legal, and social issues, reinforcing discrimination and sexist stereotypes towards women by devaluing females.[i] In countries like Armenia, where the underlying reason for sex-selective abortions is the widespread son preference, it implies the concept of valuing women only if they are able to produce sons. To tackle son preference in the country and normalize the sex-ratio, in 2016 the Government introduced a legal ban on sex-selective abortions. Whereas the harms of sex-selective abortions are severe, the question is whether such restriction is the most effective and acceptable tool in preventing the practice of sex-selective abortions from occurring and what the implications of such restriction are.

Voices in the Field: Ellen ‘t Hoen

Date:01 July 2017
Author:GHLG Blog

Ellen ‘t Hoen is a lawyer and public health advocate with over 30 years of experience working on pharmaceutical and intellectual property policies. She has also published widely, her latest book being “Private Patents and Public Health: Changing...

Voices in the Field: Dr. Adriaan van Es

Date:25 April 2017
Author:GHLG Blog
Dr van Es is also active in health related human rights advocacy.  Learn more from the video below as part of our interview series, Voices in the Field*

Voices in the Field: Robert Simons

Date:16 April 2017
Author:GHLG Blog
In the following video, Simons joins Voices in the Field* to discuss his time working in a Sudanese refugee camp and with Romanian political prisoners, and to share one important message with colleagues and decision makers.

Voices in the Field: Professor Hans Hogerzeil

Date:22 March 2017
Author:GHLG Blog
As an expert in global health, access to essential medicines, pharmaceutical policy, and human rights, Prof. Hogerzeil has much to add to the health and human rights discussion as a contributor to Voices in the Field.

Voices in the Field: Professor Henriette Roscam Abbing

Date:16 March 2017
Author:GHLG Blog
In this interview, Henriette Roscam Abbing tells us about her past career and reflects on the future of health law. This interview is the first publication from the series ‘Voices in the field,’ a joint endeavour by GHLG and IFHHRO.

COP21 and the Right to Health: A Right to a Healthy Climate Deal?

Date:09 December 2015
Author:GHLG Blog
This week leaders of the world gather to negotiate and seal the deal on a new climate change agreement. What can we as citizens expect from it?