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GSL Director pens article insisting Canada should not legalize cannabis while part of UN Drug Control Treaties

December 13, 2017

Today, GSL Director Steven Hoffman released an article in CIGI Online reiterating that while Canada remains signatory to three UN Drug Control Treaties, the Liberal's plan to legalize cannabis directly contravenes current international legal obligations. In the article, titled "...

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GSL contributes to new Ebola Clinical Guidelines published in The Lancet

October 17, 2017
On October 17th, The Lancet published a manuscript titled “Evidence-based guidelines for supportive care of patients with Ebola virus disease,” lead by Dr. François Lamontagne and co-authored by GSL Director Steven Hoffman, which outlines new Ebola clinical management guidelines. The publication is the result of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded project that worked with... Read more about GSL contributes to new Ebola Clinical Guidelines published in The Lancet
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How Canada violated international law during the West Africa Ebola outbreak

October 4, 2017

The 2014-2016 West African Ebola outbreak illustrated the World Health Organization's inability to enforce the legally binding International Health Regulations (IHR), which govern pandemic responses. Under Article 43 of the IHR, states parties can only implement additional health measures beyond the WHO's recommendations if such measures are justified by public health rationales or scientific evidence. Yet Canada, among at least fifty-eight states parties, enacted additional health measures such as travel restrictions to and from Ebola-affected countries that...

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