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In 2014 a new international treaty entered into force – the Nagoya Protocol under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Kenya finds itself at an opportune moment to advance gender equality. The country’s new constitution, adopted in 2010, expanded the Bill of Rights including for the first time provisions on economic, social and cultural rights.
Opening IDLO’s Partnership Forum in December, President of IDLO’s Assembly of Parties, Nawaf Al-Mahamel, acknowledged that the event came at an important time for the organization with the Assembly of Parties having just approved its Strategic Plan for the next four years.
Soda tax in Mexico. Salt limits in South Africa. Plain tobacco packaging in Australia. National health insurance in Ghana. Mandatory motorcycle helmets in Vietnam.
They’re just some of the hundreds of examples of the vital role the law plays in safeguarding and promoting good health around the world.
Hawng Zawng, Deacon of Labang Baptist Church, WaingMaw Township, Kachin State
International law and national constitutions confirm the central role of the State in respecting, protecting and fulfilling the right to health, including through the regulation of the health sector and services, and of other sectors which affect the social determinants of health.
Rea Abada Chiongson, Senior Gender Adviser and Nupur Prakash, Gender and Law Associate
Romualdo Mavedzenge – former Country Director for South Sudan
John Pearson, former Director of Prosecutions for the Ontario Attorney General’s Ministry in Canada, worked with IDLO supporting the Myanmar Union Attorney General’s Office. He spoke to Victoria Harrison Neves, Strategic Communications Adviser, about his experience in the country.