European Commission’s Proposals to Revise Labelling Rules for Alcoholic Beverages

Image courtesy pxfuel Dr Nikhil Gokani, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, writes on the European Commission’s Roadmap on the ‘Proposal for a revision of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, for what concerns labelling rules on alcoholic beverages’. This post is based on the response written by Dr … Continue reading European Commission’s Proposals to Revise Labelling Rules for Alcoholic Beverages

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