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Benn D. McGrady


Technical Officer (Legal), World Health Organization (WHO), Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A./LL.B., Monash University, Australia; LL.M. (Global Health Law), Georgetown; Ph.D. (International Trade Law), Monash University, Australia

Benn McGrady, Ph.D., directs the O'Neill Institute Initiative on Trade, Investment and Health and is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law...

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Benn McGrady, Ph.D., directs the O'Neill Institute Initiative on Trade, Investment and Health and is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches International Trade and Health and co-teaches Public Health and International Investment Law.

Benn's research examines the intersection of public international law and health, with a particular focus on international trade and investment law and regulation of risk factors for non-communicable diseases. Benn has advised public health bodies, foreign governments and inter-governmental organizations on various aspects of public international law and has particular experience advising on the implications of international trade and investment agreements for domestic public health measures as well as on legal issues concerning the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Originally from Australia, Dr. McGrady holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Laws (hons) and a doctorate from Monash University in Melbourne, as well as a Master of Laws (dist) (Global Health Law) from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Recent Scholarship

Books

  • Benn McGrady, Trade and Public Health: The WTO, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Diet (New York: Cambridge University Press 2011).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Benn McGrady & Alexandra Jones, Tobacco Control and Beyond: The Broader Implications of United States—Clove Cigarettes for Non-Communicable Diseases, 39 Am. J.L. & Med. 265-289 (2013).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Benn McGrady & Christina S. Ho, Identifying Gaps in International Food Safety Regulation, 66 Food & Drug L.J. 183-202 (2011).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Benn McGrady & Neil Boister, Why and How To Make a Treaty Crime of Medicine Counterfeiting: A Reply to Attaran, Bate and Kendall, 9 J. Int'l Crim. Just. 947-951 (2011).    [WWW]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Benn McGrady, Implications of Ongoing Trade and Investment Disputes Concerning Tobacco: Philip Morris v. Uruguay, in Public Health and Plain Packaging of Cigarettes: Legal Issues 173-199 (Tania Voon, Andrew D. Mitchell & Jonathan Liberman with Glyn Ayres eds., Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar 2012).    [BOOK]
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All Scholarship 2004 - Present

Books

  • Benn McGrady, Trade and Public Health: The WTO, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Diet (New York: Cambridge University Press 2011).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Benn McGrady & Alexandra Jones, Tobacco Control and Beyond: The Broader Implications of United States—Clove Cigarettes for Non-Communicable Diseases, 39 Am. J.L. & Med. 265-289 (2013).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Benn McGrady & Christina S. Ho, Identifying Gaps in International Food Safety Regulation, 66 Food & Drug L.J. 183-202 (2011).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Benn McGrady & Neil Boister, Why and How To Make a Treaty Crime of Medicine Counterfeiting: A Reply to Attaran, Bate and Kendall, 9 J. Int'l Crim. Just. 947-951 (2011).    [WWW]
  • Benn McGrady, Necessity Exceptions in WTO Law: Retreaded Tyres, Regulatory Purpose and Cumulative Regulatory Measures, 12 J. Int'l Econ. L. 153-173 (2009).   
  • Benn McGrady, TRIPs and Trademarks: The Case of Tobacco, 3 World Trade Rev. 53-82 (2004).    [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Benn McGrady, Implications of Ongoing Trade and Investment Disputes Concerning Tobacco: Philip Morris v. Uruguay, in Public Health and Plain Packaging of Cigarettes: Legal Issues 173-199 (Tania Voon, Andrew D. Mitchell & Jonathan Liberman with Glyn Ayres eds., Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar 2012).    [BOOK]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Benn McGrady, Fragmentation of International Law or “Systemic Integration” of Treaty Regimes: EC—Biotech Products and the Proper Interpretation of Article 31(3)(c) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, 42 J. World Trade 589-618 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
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In the News

"Australian Court Strikes Down Tobacco Challenge," coverage in the New York Times, August 15, 2012, featuring Visiting Professor Benn McGrady, director of the Initiative on Trade, Investment and Health at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

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"Australian Court Strikes Down Tobacco Challenge," coverage in the New York Times, August 15, 2012, featuring Visiting Professor Benn McGrady, director of the Initiative on Trade, Investment and Health at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

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