Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Health http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: National Health Bill Enacted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404231_text Health; Health care funding - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404231_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Law on Inspection of Food Quality and Nutrition in Educational Institutions Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404199_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Child health; Education; Food safety; Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404199_text Global Legal Monitor: Namibia: Supreme Court Ruling Against Forced Sterilizations of HIV-Positive Women http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404195_text Health; HIV/AIDS; Human rights; Women's rights - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404195_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: HIV-Infected Individuals Cannot Adopt Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404188_text Adoption and foster care; Children's rights; Health; HIV/AIDS - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404188_text Global Legal Monitor: World Health Organization: Report Calls for E-Cigarettes to Be Strictly Regulated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404159_text Health; Marketing and advertising; Tobacco and smoking - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404159_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Precedent-Setting Decision on Rabbinical Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404079_text Health; Judiciary - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404079_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Prohibition of Age-Based Discrimination in Public Places and in Provision of Products and Services http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404073_text Civil rights and liberties; Discrimination; Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404073_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Changing Legal Sexual Identity Simplified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404057_text Documents; Health; Human rights - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404057_text Global Legal Monitor: Organization of American States: Agreement with PAHO on Cooperation to Achieve Universal Health Coverage http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404058_text Health; Health care funding; Health insurance; International affairs - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404058_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; Mexico; United States: Agreement on Health Emergencies http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404053_text Health; International affairs; Public health; Emergency management - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404053_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: New Laws for Healthcare and Medical Strategy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404024_text Health; Health promotion and preventive care; Medical research - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404024_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Denial of Adoption for Same-Sex Parents of Child Conceived Through Medically Assisted Reproduction http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403989_text Adoption and foster care; Health; Same-sex marriage - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403989_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: Budget Includes Introduction of $7 Co-pay for Doctor Visits http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403987_text Budget; Health; Health care funding; Health insurance - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403987_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: New Regulation on Clinical Trials http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403932_text Health; International organizations; Medical research - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403932_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Removal of Age Restriction for Euthanasia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403892_text Child health; Euthanasia; Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403892_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Abortion Law May Be Tightened http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403871_text Abortion; Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403871_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: New Rules on Visas Considered; Other Legislation Discussed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403864_text Bills and resolutions; Health insurance; Visas and passports - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403864_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Law on Food Safety Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403855_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Food labeling; Food safety; Genetically modified foods; Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403855_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403854_text Alcoholic beverages; Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403854_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Universal Health Care Program Implemented http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403816_text Health care funding; Health insurance - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403816_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: New Directives on Use of Marijuana for Medical Purposes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403817_text Health; Prescription drugs - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403817_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Urgent Measures Concerning Education, Higher Education, and Research http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403774_text Education; Education funding; Health promotion and preventive care; Higher education; School administration - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013]... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403774_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: More Medical Doctors Program Launched http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403739_text Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] On October 22, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed Law No. 12,871 (Lei No. 12.871, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which creates the More Medical Doctors Program. This program enables the hiring of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403739_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Tightening of Restrictions on Unhealthy Food Ads Aimed at Youth http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403682_text Families; Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] On October 22, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed Law No. 12,871 (Lei No. 12.871, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which creates the More Medical Doctors Program. This program enables the hiring of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403682_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Amended Law Prohibits Purchase and Use of Anabolic Steroids http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403635_text Health; Sports and recreation - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] On October 22, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed Law No. 12,871 (Lei No. 12.871, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which creates the More Medical Doctors Program. This program enables the hiring of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403635_text Global Legal Monitor: Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403608_text Health and safety; Tobacco and smoking - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] On October 22, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed Law No. 12,871 (Lei No. 12.871, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which creates the More Medical Doctors Program. This program enables the hiring of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403608_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: Resolution Allowing Use of In Vitro Fertilization by Gay Couples and Single Persons Published http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403591_text Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] On October 22, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed Law No. 12,871 (Lei No. 12.871, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which creates the More Medical Doctors Program. This program enables the hiring of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, Resolution No. 213, issued by the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina CFM) on April 16, 2013, was published in the country's Official Gazette, the Diandaacute;rio Oficial... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403591_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Plan to Distribute Overdose Kits http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403372_text Health; Emergency medical services - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] On October 22, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed Law No. 12,871 (Lei No. 12.871, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which creates the More Medical Doctors Program. This program enables the hiring of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, Resolution No. 213, issued by the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina CFM) on April 16, 2013, was published in the country's Official Gazette, the Diandaacute;rio Oficial The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403372_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Legalization of Medical Cannabis Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403311_text Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] On October 22, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed Law No. 12,871 (Lei No. 12.871, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which creates the More Medical Doctors Program. This program enables the hiring of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, Resolution No. 213, issued by the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina CFM) on April 16, 2013, was published in the country's Official Gazette, the Diandaacute;rio Oficial The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403311_text Global Legal Monitor: Uruguay: Government Submits Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403299_text Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] On October 22, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed Law No. 12,871 (Lei No. 12.871, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which creates the More Medical Doctors Program. This program enables the hiring of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, Resolution No. 213, issued by the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina CFM) on April 16, 2013, was published in the country's Official Gazette, the Diandaacute;rio Oficial The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 8, 2012, the President of Uruguay submitted legislation to Congress with a single provision, establishing state control and regulation of the importation, production, acquisition, commercialization, and distribution of marijuana in the country. (Mujica... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403299_text Global Legal Monitor: France: New Bioethics Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402748_text Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] On October 22, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed Law No. 12,871 (Lei No. 12.871, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which creates the More Medical Doctors Program. This program enables the hiring of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, Resolution No. 213, issued by the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina CFM) on April 16, 2013, was published in the country's Official Gazette, the Diandaacute;rio Oficial The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 8, 2012, the President of Uruguay submitted legislation to Congress with a single provision, establishing state control and regulation of the importation, production, acquisition, commercialization, and distribution of marijuana in the country. (Mujica Law 2011-814 of July 7, 2011, on bioethics was finally adopted by the French Parliament after months of debate and published in the JOURNAL OFFICIEL, France's official gazette, of July 8, 2011. (Loi nanddeg; 2011-814... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402748_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Amendment of National Health Insurance Act http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402468_text Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] On October 22, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed Law No. 12,871 (Lei No. 12.871, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which creates the More Medical Doctors Program. This program enables the hiring of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, Resolution No. 213, issued by the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina CFM) on April 16, 2013, was published in the country's Official Gazette, the Diandaacute;rio Oficial The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 8, 2012, the President of Uruguay submitted legislation to Congress with a single provision, establishing state control and regulation of the importation, production, acquisition, commercialization, and distribution of marijuana in the country. (Mujica Law 2011-814 of July 7, 2011, on bioethics was finally adopted by the French Parliament after months of debate and published in the JOURNAL OFFICIEL, France's official gazette, of July 8, 2011. (Loi nanddeg; 2011-814 On January 4, 2011, Taiwan's legislature adopted controversial amendments to the National Health Insurance Act, after opposition Democratic People's Party (DPP) legislators walked out in protest following the rejection by the "pan-blue"-dominated body of the DPP... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402468_text Global Legal Monitor: Switzerland: Decriminalization of Narcotics Consumption Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402322_text Crime and law enforcement; Health; Drug trafficking - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] On October 22, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed Law No. 12,871 (Lei No. 12.871, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which creates the More Medical Doctors Program. This program enables the hiring of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, Resolution No. 213, issued by the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina CFM) on April 16, 2013, was published in the country's Official Gazette, the Diandaacute;rio Oficial The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 8, 2012, the President of Uruguay submitted legislation to Congress with a single provision, establishing state control and regulation of the importation, production, acquisition, commercialization, and distribution of marijuana in the country. (Mujica Law 2011-814 of July 7, 2011, on bioethics was finally adopted by the French Parliament after months of debate and published in the JOURNAL OFFICIEL, France's official gazette, of July 8, 2011. (Loi nanddeg; 2011-814 On January 4, 2011, Taiwan's legislature adopted controversial amendments to the National Health Insurance Act, after opposition Democratic People's Party (DPP) legislators walked out in protest following the rejection by the "pan-blue"-dominated body of the DPP On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402322_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Spanish Presidency Endorses Potential Agreement Between European Union and United States on Electronic Health Care http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401899_text Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] On October 22, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed Law No. 12,871 (Lei No. 12.871, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which creates the More Medical Doctors Program. This program enables the hiring of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, Resolution No. 213, issued by the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina CFM) on April 16, 2013, was published in the country's Official Gazette, the Diandaacute;rio Oficial The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 8, 2012, the President of Uruguay submitted legislation to Congress with a single provision, establishing state control and regulation of the importation, production, acquisition, commercialization, and distribution of marijuana in the country. (Mujica Law 2011-814 of July 7, 2011, on bioethics was finally adopted by the French Parliament after months of debate and published in the JOURNAL OFFICIEL, France's official gazette, of July 8, 2011. (Loi nanddeg; 2011-814 On January 4, 2011, Taiwan's legislature adopted controversial amendments to the National Health Insurance Act, after opposition Democratic People's Party (DPP) legislators walked out in protest following the rejection by the "pan-blue"-dominated body of the DPP On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz, On March 4, 2010, the Spanish Minister of Health and Social Policy, Trinidad Jim;nez, in a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Health Kathleen Sebelius, conveyed the support of the Government of Spain for a possible bilateral... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401899_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Electronic Platform to Track Evolution of Human Influenza A(H1N1) http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401388_text Health - It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, 2014. Ten years in the making, the law aims to improve the country's healthcare system, including access to primary On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Food Quality and Proper Nutrition in Educational Institutions Inspection Law, 5774-2014 (Food Quality Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [Book of Laws, SH] 5774 No. 2470 p. 762, On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Namibia ruled that three HIV-positive women had been forcibly sterilized, without proper consent, during emergency caesarean deliveries. The Court thereby affirmed an On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the legality of the list of illnesses that prohibit individuals from adopting children, establishing guardianship, or forming a foster family. (Supreme Court of the In a report entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, to be discussed at the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, scheduled for October 13-18, 2014, the WHO recommends Israel's High Court of Justice, with an extended bench of seven justices, recently voided a decision by the Supreme Rabbinical Court instructing a mother to enable the circumcision of her infant son against her will. (On July 7, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Prohibition of Discrimination (Amendments) Law, 5774-2014. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website, [scroll down to appropriate link].) Explanatory notes for the bill state that public attention The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act A court in Versailles has denied a same-sex couple the adoption of a child conceived through medically assisted reproduction (M.A.R.). [Gaandeuml;lle Dupont, Premier refus d'adoption andagrave; un couple de femmes ayant conandccedil;u un enfant par PMA On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (BUDGET 2014-1 (last visited May 14, 2014); for information on On April 14, 2014, a new regulation on the authorization of clinical trials was adopted at the European Union level by the Council of the EU. The European Parliament approved the regulation in December 2013. (Press On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a sign; la loi It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the On January 28, 2014, Taiwan's legislature passed amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), "[t]he latest changes will greatly improve Taiwan's legal framework for A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January 1, 2014. (Nadya Natahadibrata, Indonesia's government has said it is implementing a universal health care program, beginning on January On December 15, 2013, the Israeli government approved new directives for the distribution of cannabis to patients. The directives were proposed by the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Internal Security (hereinafter the Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] On October 22, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef signed Law No. 12,871 (Lei No. 12.871, de 22 de Outubro de 2013, PLANATO.GOV.BR), which creates the More Medical Doctors Program. This program enables the hiring of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and On May 30, 2013, the Saeima (Latvia's legislature) adopted revisions to the Protection of the Rights of the Child Law that, as stated in the Parliament's press release, will protect a child's right to grow up On May 9, 2013, Resolution No. 213, issued by the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina CFM) on April 16, 2013, was published in the country's Official Gazette, the Diandaacute;rio Oficial The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate In a recent interview, Erkki Palva of Finland's national pharmaceutical agency, Fimea, stated that the agency will, within a few weeks, issue an assessment of the use of a form of cannabis for medical purposes. (On August 8, 2012, the President of Uruguay submitted legislation to Congress with a single provision, establishing state control and regulation of the importation, production, acquisition, commercialization, and distribution of marijuana in the country. (Mujica Law 2011-814 of July 7, 2011, on bioethics was finally adopted by the French Parliament after months of debate and published in the JOURNAL OFFICIEL, France's official gazette, of July 8, 2011. (Loi nanddeg; 2011-814 On January 4, 2011, Taiwan's legislature adopted controversial amendments to the National Health Insurance Act, after opposition Democratic People's Party (DPP) legislators walked out in protest following the rejection by the "pan-blue"-dominated body of the DPP On October, 15, 2010, the Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (Nationalrat), the representative chamber of the bicameral Swiss Parliament, resolved to initiate the legislative process for amending the Narcotics Act (Betabungsmittelgesetz, On March 4, 2010, the Spanish Minister of Health and Social Policy, Trinidad Jim;nez, in a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Health Kathleen Sebelius, conveyed the support of the Government of Spain for a possible bilateral Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza... 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