The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer’s prevention work

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Often, adopting a law is only the first step in ensuring that action on NCDs takes place in practice. To ensure that laws achieve their public health objectives, it’s important to consider how compliance with laws will be monitored and enforced.

This presentation will look at the enforcement of laws which aim to address NCDs and their risk factors. It will focus on the need for well-designed, comprehensive, and enforceable laws with clear and practical requirements, which grant necessary powers to authorised entities and persons, as well as the need for resources and appropriate enforcement mechanisms and activities.

This online event is free to register, and available to members of the Prevention Centre’s public health law community of practice. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session, with Dr Jenny Kaldor facilitating.


Suzanne Zhou, Manager – Prevention

Suzanne is a lawyer based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work at the McCabe Centre focuses on regulatory measures to prevent non-communicable diseases and on policy coherence between health, trade, and investment law. Suzanne served as co-director of the Hague Academy of International Law’s 2020-2021 Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations, which resulted in the edited volume ‘Epidemics and International Law’. She is also a member of World Cancer Research Fund International’s Policy Advisory Group.

Andrea Lucas, Legal Research Officer

Andrea is a lawyer based in Melbourne, Australia. Andrea’s work focuses on domestic and international public health, trade and investment law in the context of, and intersection with, NCD prevention. Among other things, Andrea’s work focuses on regulatory measures to prevent cancer and other NCDs, such as product packaging and labelling requirements, restrictions on advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, and smoke-free laws. Andrea has postgraduate qualifications in international law and international development and has a background in human rights law.