Oscar A. Cabrera


Executive Director of the O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law, Visiting Professor of Law

Abogado (J.D. equivalent), Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela; LL.M., University of Toronto

Areas of Expertise:

Global Health Law, Human Rights Law

Oscar A. Cabrera, Abogado (JD equivalent), LL.M., is the Director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and a Visiting Professor of...

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Oscar A. Cabrera, Abogado (JD equivalent), LL.M., is the Director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Previously, Oscar served as the Deputy Director of the O''Neill Institute from 2009-2011. He is a foreign-trained attorney who earned his law degree in his home country of Venezuela, and his Master of Laws (LL.M.), with concentration in Health Law and Policy, at the University of Toronto. Before starting his Masters Degree program, Oscar worked as an Associate at a Venezuelan law firm (d’Empaire Reyna Bermúdez).

Oscar was awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Health Law and Policy Fellowship for his Masters program. After earning his LL.M., he worked as a Research Associate with Professor Colleen Flood, at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law and the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR). In this capacity, he was involved in several health law related projects.

Oscar has worked on projects with the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, among other organizations. He has studied and is interested in various health law related fields, such as public health law, sexual and reproductive rights, health and human rights, global tobacco litigation and health systems law and policy.

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"The UN and the Eighth Amendment," an op-ed piece, in The Irish Times, June 23, 2016, co-signed by Professor Lawrence O. Gostin, faculty director O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law, and Visiting Professor Oscar Cabrera, executive director O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law.

 "Right to Health and Tobacco Addiction in the Americas," coverage in Human Rights Brief, April 10, 2016, featuring the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

"WHO considers declaring public health emergency over Zika," coverage in the Miami Herald, January 28, 2016, featuring Visiting Professor Oscar Cabrera.

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"The UN and the Eighth Amendment," an op-ed piece, in The Irish Times, June 23, 2016, co-signed by Professor Lawrence O. Gostin, faculty director O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law, and Visiting Professor Oscar Cabrera, executive director O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law.

 "Right to Health and Tobacco Addiction in the Americas," coverage in Human Rights Brief, April 10, 2016, featuring the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

"WHO considers declaring public health emergency over Zika," coverage in the Miami Herald, January 28, 2016, featuring Visiting Professor Oscar Cabrera.

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