Front-of-pack nutrition labelling in the EU: proposals for a mandatory EU-wide label

Dr Nikhil Gokani, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex. The European Commission published its Farm-to-Fork Strategy on 20 May 2020. In this, the Commission declared that to ‘empower consumers to make informed, healthy and sustainable food choices’, the Commission will propose harmonised mandatory front-of-pack nutrition labelling (FoPNL) by the fourth quarter of 2022. As part … Continue reading Front-of-pack nutrition labelling in the EU: proposals for a mandatory EU-wide label

Human Rights, Childhood Obesity and Health Inequalities

Photo courtesy unsplash.com (Brett Jordan) Dr Nikhil Gokani, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, has co-authored a new book chapter on human rights, childhood obesity and health inequalities with Dr Marine Friant-Perrot. The prevalence of childhood obesity, and its rapid increase, is not distributed equally across populations. Some groups of children are more likely to … Continue reading Human Rights, Childhood Obesity and Health Inequalities

The right to health must guide responses to COVID-19

Image by Raam Gottimukkala from Pixabay Judith Bueno de Mesquita, Co-Deputy Director of the Human Rights Centre, and Lecturer in International Human Rights Law, University of Essex, has co-authored a Comment on ‘The right to health must guide responses to COVID-19’with Dr Dainius Puras (UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health), Luisa Cabal, Allan … Continue reading The right to health must guide responses to COVID-19