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Guilin, 2017: China Hosts Country’s First International Symposium on Global Health Law

Date:08 August 2017
Author:GHLG Blog
In order to further promote the level of global health governance and encourage research in global health law, the 2017 International Symposium on Global Health Law was held in Guilin city, China from July 2nd to July 3rd, 2017. The organizer of the symposium was Central South University, China. The symposium was hosted jointly by the Institute of Medical and Health Law of Central South University, the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law of Georgetown University, and the Global Health Law Research Centre of the University of Groningen (GHLG).

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: 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: 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?