Pedro A. Villarreal

About/Bio

Pedro A. Villarreal is a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg. He holds a PhD degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

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Public International Law and the 2018-2019 Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

On 17 July, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Director-General declared, under Article 12 of the International Health Regulations (IHR), that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The declaration took place after an Emergency Committee issued its advice in the same sense.

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The Renegotiated “NAFTA”: What Is In It for Labor Rights?

On 1 October 2018, the draft text of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (Draft USMCA), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)’s successor, was published on the official website of the United States Trade Representative. The Agreement has still some way to go though, including extensive legal ‘scrubbing’ by national authorities and, most importantly, approval by the corresponding national legislatures,…

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