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L-R: Prof. Lawrence Gostin, Sima Samar, Karen Joy Greenberg, Prof. Michele Goodwin, Saman Zia-Zarifi and Houssam al-Nahhas

Georgetown Law Professors Defend Health, Humanitarian Law at ‘Attacks on Health Care: A Global Crisis’

April 3, 2024 Campus News Human Rights & Immigration International & Comparative Law

Dr. Houssam al-Nahhas hoped to become a cardiac surgeon. Instead, he was tortured and detained for providing medical care during the Syrian uprising — and was forced to sign a pledge promising not to treat patients with alleged anti-government ties upon his release. "I just could not imagine how providing health care can be a crime, until I experienced it firsthand," he said of the experience, which motivated him to devote his career to documenting similar attacks on health care providers.

Andriy Kostin, Prosecutor General of Ukraine

Georgetown Law Hosts Prosecutor General of Ukraine

February 3, 2023 Campus News Human Rights & Immigration Impacting Change International & Comparative Law National Security Law

While visiting Washington this week, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Andriy Kostin, stopped at Georgetown Law to take part in an event highlighting the efforts of the Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group for Ukraine (ACA), an international justice initiative established last year by the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom to support Ukraine’s efforts to document and prosecute war crimes and other atrocities perpetrated against its citizens.

(Clockwise from upper left) Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor, Justice Stephen Breyer and Chief Justice N.V. Ramana held a lively discussion on the legal systems in the U.S. and India.

Two Supreme Court Justices – The U.S.’s Justice Breyer and India’s Chief Justice Ramana – Compare Notes

May 3, 2022 Campus News Constitutional Law & Theory International & Comparative Law

In a recent online event, Georgetown Law hosted a rare opportunity to eavesdrop on a conversation between Supreme Court justices from two different countries. Over the course of a wide-ranging discussion, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Stephen Breyer and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India, N.V. Ramana, touched on topics from diversity in the judiciary to lessons learned from each other’s legal systems.

Georgetown Law, University of Hong Kong Co-Host Conference on Intellectual Property, COVID-19 and Tackling Global Health Inequity

November 29, 2021 Health Law Impacting Change International & Comparative Law Technology, Communication, and Intellectual Property

Last Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated an emergent COVID-19 strain as a "variant of concern" and gave it the name "omicron." This news is not only upending international travel and stock markets, but also underscores the need to expedite vaccination in low-income countries.