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GSL Co-hosts Expert Workshop on AMR in Oxford

May 9, 2019

 

On May 7 and 8, GSL co-hosted an Expert Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) with Oxford Martin School (OMS). GSL team members travelled to Oxford to participate with a group of internationally renowned experts in disciplines ranging from international law to medicine, and epidemiology to philosophy. The two-day workshop considered what an effective, fair, and feasible international legal agreement on AMR would look like. While there was much agreement about the severity of AMR and the necessity of more intense...

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GSL Director Discusses Vaccinations on CBC’s Cross Country Checkup

May 5, 2019

 

On May 5, GSL Director Steven Hoffman was interviewed on CBC’s radio show Cross Country Checkup. This week’s episode discussed whether the measles vaccination should be mandatory in Canada. It featured a number of experts and listeners with varying opinions on the subject.

Hoffman discussed the importance of vaccinations, and ways in which we can increase use of vaccines. Rather than focusing on those who are critical of vaccines, Hoffman recommends that health authorities should focus on the 90% of...

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GSL Hosts Global Health Law Consensus Conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa

April 12, 2019

 

From April 9 to 11, the Global Strategy Lab hosted the Global Health Law Consensus Conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa. This three-day event brought together 16 of the world’s public international law scholars who focus on global health to deliberate and develop consensus statements clarifying states’ legal obligations under two global health laws: Articles 43 and 44 of the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations.

The Global Health Law Consensus Conference was hosted by York University’s Global Strategy Lab, in partnership...

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GSL Co-hosts Global Health Law Conference at the University of Cape Town

April 8, 2019

 

On April 8, GSL co-hosted the Global Health Law Conference at the University of Cape Town. This was an international conference that brought together the world's leading scholars in global health law to discuss current issues in the field. The conference featured three panels: (1) South Africa's Role in Informing Health and Human Rights, (2) Health, Ethics and Non-State Actors, and (3) Global Health Security Governance. The conference...

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GSL Director Presents at SLSA 2019 Conference

April 3, 2019

 

On April 3, Global Strategy Lab Director Steven Hoffman gave a presentation at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference at the University of Leeds, UK. The presentation was titled, “Did the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control reduce global cigarette consumption?”

Hoffman discussed the role that international law can play in improving health outcomes, and the importance of collecting worldwide tobacco consumption data to evaluate the effectiveness of...

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GSL Research Associate Presents Poster at ISA 2019

March 28, 2019

 

On March 28, GSL Research Associate Mathieu Poirier presented a poster titled “Reducing global cigarette consumption: How does the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control measure up?” at the International Studies Association 2019 Annual Convention in Toronto. The poster summarizes findings from the Global Strategy Lab’s upcoming publication titled "Did the WHO Framework...

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GSL Director gives presentation at the Markham Public Library

March 14, 2019

 

On March 14, GSL Director Steven Hoffman gave a public lecture titled “If an international law breaks in the forest, dos it make a sound?” at the Markham Public Library as part of the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. He discussed the importance of international law, and the ways in which international laws regarding health are intended to help countries work together in times of crisis and prevent outbreaks from increasing in severity. Despite...

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