Refereed Articles

Roojin Habibi, Tim Fish Hodgson & Steven J. Hoffman. Failing Forward: How Human Rights Failures in COVID-19 Responses Might Help Inform the Development of International Human Rights Law. INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2022).

Alicia Ely Yamin, Stefania Negri & Roojin Habibi. Of Sea Monsters and Sandcastles: Revisiting International Legal Frameworks Regarding Public Health and Human Rights in Global Health Emergencies. YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL DISASTER LAW (2022).

Pedro Villarreal, Roojin Habibi & Allyn L. Taylor. Strengthening the Monitoring of States’ Compliance with the International Health Regulations. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2022).

Steven J. Hoffman, Pedro Villarreal, Roojin Habibi & Sophie Campbell. Mending Dispute Resolution under the International Health Regulations. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2022).

Roojin Habibi, Steven J. Hoffman, Gian Luca Burci, Thana C. de Campos, Danwood Chirwa, Margherita M. Cinà et al. The Stellenbosch Consensus on Legal National Responses to Public Health Risks Clarifying Article 43 of the International Health Regulations. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS LAW REVIEW (published online 20201, forthcoming 2022).

Margherita M. Cinà, Steven J. Hoffman, Gian Luca Burci, Thana C. de Campos, Danwood Chirwa, Stephanie Dagron et al. The Stellenbosch Consensus on the International Legal Obligation to Collaborate and Assist in Addressing Pandemics: Clarifying Article 44 of the International Health Regulations. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS LAW REVIEW (published online 2021, forthcoming 2022).

Benjamin Mason Meier, Allyn Taylor, Mark Eccleston-Turner, Roojin Habibi, Sharifah Sekalala & Lawrence Gostin. The World Health Organization in Global Health Law. 48 JOURNAL OF LAW, MEDICINE AND ETHICS 796-799 (2020).

Sharifah Sekalala, Lisa Forman, Roojin Habibi & Benjamin Mason Meier. Health and human rights are inextricably linked in the COVID-19 response. BMJ GLOBAL HEALTH 5: e003359 (2020).

Benjamin Mason Meier, Hanna Huffstetler & Roojin Habibi. Human Rights Must Be Central to the International Health Regulations. HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS JOURNAL (2020).

Lawrence O. Gostin, Roojin Habibi & Benjamin Mason Meier. Has Global Health Law Risen to Meet the COVID-19 Challenge? Revisiting the International Health Regulations to Prepare for Future Threats. 48 JOURNAL OF LAW, MEDICINE AND ETHICS 376-381 (2020).

Allyn L. Taylor & Roojin Habibi. The Collapse of Global Cooperation under the WHO International Health Regulations at the Outset of COVID-19. 24 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW INSIGHTS (2020).

Allyn L. Taylor, Roojin Habibi, Gian Luca Burci, Stephanie Dagron, Mark Eccleston-Turner, Benjamin M. Meier et al. Solidarity in the wake of COVID-19: Reimagining the International Health Regulations. 396 THE LANCET 82-83 (2020).

Roojin Habibi, Gian Luca Burci, Thana C. de Campos, Danwood Chirwa, Margherita M. Cinà, Stephanie Dagron et al. Do not violate the International Health Regulations during the COVID-19 outbreak. 395 THE LANCET 664 (2020).

Roojin Habibi. L’affaire Araya et l’accès aux recours civils fondés sur le droit coutumier international au Canada. 2 PHILIPPE KIRSCH INSTITUTE GLOBAL JUSTICE JOURNAL (2018).

Roojin Habibi & Steven J. Hoffman. Legalizing Cannabis Violates the UN Drug Control Treaties, But Progressive Countries Like Canada Have Options. 49 OTTAWA LAW REVIEW 427 (2018).

Quinn Grundy, Roojin Habibi, Adrienne Shnier, Christopher M. Mayes, & Wendy Lipworth. Decoding Disclosure: Comparing Conflict of Interest Policy Among the United States, France, and Australia. 122 HEALTH POLICY 509 (2017).

Roojin Habibi, Joel Lexchin, Barbara Mintzes & Anne Holbrook. Unwarranted Claims of Drug Efficacy in Pharmaceutical Sales Visits: Are Drugs Approved on the Basis of Surrogate Outcomes Promoted Appropriately? 83 BRITISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 2549 (2017).

Christopher Mayes, Ian Kerridge, Roojin Habibi & Wendy Lipworth. Conflicts of interest in neoliberal times: perspectives of Australian medical students. 25 HEALTH SOCIOLOGY REVIEW 256 (2016).

Roojin Habibi, Line Guenette, Joel Lexchin, Ellen Reynolds, Mary Wiktorowicz & Barbara Mintzes. Regulating Information or Allowing Deception? Pharmaceutical Sales Visits in Canada, France and the United States. 44 JOURNAL OF LAW, MEDICINE & ETHICS 4 (2016).

Steven J. Hoffman & Roojin Habibi. International legal barriers to Canada’s marijuana plans. 188 CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL E215 (2016).

Roojin Habibi. Do efficacy claims in pharmaceutical sales visits vary by approved product information or national policy? Hamilton, ON: McMaster University (2015).

Roojin Habibi & Joel Lexchin. Quality and quantity of information in Summary Basis of Decision Documents issued by Health Canada. 9 PLOS ONE 3: e92038 (2014).

Sharifah Sekalala & Roojin Habibi. Global Health Law: Legal Frameworks to Advance Global Health. GLOBAL HEALTH LAW AND POLICY: ENSURING JUSTICE FOR A HEALTHIER WORLD (L. Gostin & B. Meier (Eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2023).

Roojin Habibi & Thana de Campos. Commercial Determinants of Health: Corporate Social Responsibility as Global Health Policy? GLOBAL HEALTH LAW AND POLICY: ENSURING JUSTICE FOR A HEALTHIER WORLD (L. Gostin & B. Meier (Eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2023).


Benjamin Mason Meier, Roojin Habibi & Ana Ayala. Global Health Law. PUBLIC HEALTH LAW: CONCEPTS & CASE STUDIES (M. Ransom and L. Valladares (Eds.), Warren, MI: Springer Publishing, 2021). 

Roojin Habibi & Steven J. Hoffman. Cannabis Legalization is the Inconvenient Test of Canada’s Commitment to the Rule of International Law and a Rules-Based World Order. HIGH TIMES: THE LEGALIZATION AND REGULATION OF CANNABIS IN CANADA (A. Potter and D. Weinstock (Eds.), Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019). 

Roojin Habibi & Joel Lexchin. Canadians need to know more about the drugs we are taking. COMMUNICATING HEALTH POLICY (N. Roos, K. O’Grady, C. Tapp, S. Turczak & L. Jolivet (Eds.), Winnipeg, Manitoba:, 2014).

Works in Edited Books



Roojin Habibi et al. How Should Canada Engage in the World to Protect the Health of Canadians?  Canadian International Council, Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health & Global Canada (2021). 

Maria Jose Alcala et al. We’ve Got the Power: Women, Adolescent Girls & the HIV Response. Geneva: UNAIDS (2020) 

Emily Christie et al. Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Lessons from HIV for an Effective, Community Led Response. Geneva: UNAIDS (2020).

Nicole Cvercko, Anna Jeffrey, Michelle Blom & Roojin Habibi. Legal Barriers to Humanitarian Intervention in Natural Disasters, in Global Health Law Clinic Publication Series (Hoffman S. J. and Srinatharan, L. eds., Ottawa: Global Strategy Lab, 2017).


Op Eds & Public Writing

Roojin Habibi. When Wars and Pandemics, the Whole World Loses. Open Canada (March 2022).

Benjamin Mason Meier, Gian Luca Burci, Judith Bueno de Mesquita, Danwood Chirwa, Stephanie Dagron, Mark Eccleston-Turner, Lisa Forman, Lawrence O. Gostin, Roojin Habibi, Stefania Negri, Alexandra Phelan, Sharifah Sekalala, Allyn L. Taylor, Pedro Villarreal & Alicia Ely Yamin. Travel Restrictions Amid COVID-19: Revising Global Health Law to Reflect Public Health Evidence. Bulletin of the World Health Organization (March 2022).

Roojin Habibi. The COVID-19 Vaccination Race. Maryland Journal for International Law (February 2022).

Roojin Habibi, Uchechukwu Ngwaba, Obiora C. Okafor & Sanjay Ruparelia.  The HIV/AIDS Crisis Showed Us How to Equitably Overcome a Pandemic. The Globe and Mail (January 2022).

Tim Fish Hodgson, Roojin Habibi, Benjamin Mason Meier, Sharifah Sekalala, Ian Seiderman, Tomaso Falchetta, Thomas Schwarcz, Letta Tayler, Sean Tait, Gerald Staberock, and Sara (Meg) Davis. Human Rights Must Guide a Pandemic Treaty. Health and Human Rights Journal (November 2021).

Roojin Habibi et al. Open Letter Signed by 200 Experts to the Government of Canada: Vaccine Equity and Booster Shots. Canadian Association for Global Health (September 2021).

Roojin Habibi, Steven J. Hoffman & Lisa Forman. Vaccine booster nationalism is selfish and reckless. Toronto Star (August 2021).

Roojin Habibi, Tim Fish Hodgson, Benjamin Mason Meier, Ian Seiderman & Steven J. Hoffman. Reshaping Global Health Law in the Wake of COVID-19 to Uphold Human Rights. Health and Human Rights Journal & Opinio Juris (June 2021).

Roojin Habibi & Joel Lexchin. The COVID-19 Vaccination Race: Why Wealthy Countries Like Canada Must Do More to Help Poorer Ones Get Across the Finish Line. Open Canada (March 2021).

Benjamin Mason Meier, Roojin Habibi & Tony Yang. Travel restrictions violate international Law [Response to M. Chinazzi et al]. Science (March 2020).

Steven J. Hoffman & Roojin Habibi. Canada should not join other countries in instituting travel restrictions – or in breaking international law. Globe & Mail (February 2020).

Roojin Habibi. Legalizing Cannabis: The International Drug Control Regime. Inter Alia: Faculty of Common Law Student Newspaper uOttawa (March 2017).

Roojin Habibi. Les Canadiens méritent d'en savoir plus sur les médicaments qu'on leur prescrit. Huffington Post Québec (April 2014).

Roojin Habibi & Joel Lexchin. We Deserve to Know More About Prescription drugs. Huffington Post Québec (April 2014). Huffington Post (April 2014).

Roojin Habibi & Joel Lexchin. Health Canada dangerously opaque when it comes to pharmaceuticals. The Toronto Star (March 2014).