Olha Bozhenko


Olha Bozhenko is a legal consultant to Member of Parliament of Ukraine in the field of healthcare. Previously, Olha worked as Life Sciences & Healthcare Associate at the Ukrainian law firm. She is a graduate from the Institute of International Relations of the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University specializing in International Litigation (Public International Law)

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Deweaponising the Biological Weapons Convention: Can an arms control instrument enhance the global disease surveillance?

  On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) declared the outbreak of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (“PHEIC”). The legal significance a PHEIC under the International Health Regulations (“IHR”) has already been addressed on EJIL:Talk!. Though the most comprehensive, the IHR are not the only international instrument…

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More on Public International Law and Infectious Diseases: Foundations of the Obligation to Report Epidemic Outbreaks

In his recent post on the 2018-2019 Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr. Villarreal inter alia mentions the connection between the International Health Regulations (IHR) and international human rights law, arguing that states' obligations under the IHR are to be read in conjunction with those under the International Covenant on Economic,…

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