9780199688999

Law and Global Health Current Legal Issues Volume 16

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    9780199688999

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    0199688990

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-07-29
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography


Michael Freeman, Emeritus Professor of English Law, University College London,Sarah Hawkes, Reader in Global Health, Institute of Global Health,Belinda Bennett, Professor of Health and Medical Law, The University of Sydney

Belinda Bennett is Professor of Health and Medical Law at the University of Sydney. She researches on legal regulation of biomedicine and on the impact of globalisation on health law.

Michael Freeman is Professor Emeritus of English Law at UCL. He is Editor of this series, editor of the International Journal of Children's Rights, and author of The Ethics of Public Health, Ashgate, 2010. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.


Sarah Hawkes is Reader in Global Health at the Institute for Global Health, UCL, and a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in International Public Engagement.

Table of Contents


Introduction Michael Freeman, Belinda Bennett and Sarah Hawkes
Keynote James Orbinski
Part A: A Right to Health
1. What is health, Charles Foster and Jonathan Herring
2. Pathways towards a framework convention on global health: political mobilization for the human right to health, Kent Buse, Lawrence Gostin and Eric Friedman
3. The bloodless ideological supreme court battle over the affordable care act and the 'right to health' in America, George Annas
4. Conceptualising Implementation of the Right to Health: the Learning Network for Health and Human Rights, Western Cape, South Africa, Maria Stutaford
5. Access to essential medicines in Kenya: intellectual property, anti-counterfeiting and the right to health, John Harrington
Part B: Vulnerable Populations
6. Vulnerability: an issue for law and policy in pandemic planning?, Belinda Bennett and Terry Carney
7. Legally vulnerable: What is vulnerability and who is vulnerable?, Hazel Biggs and Caroline Jones
8. The ECHR, Health Care and Irregular Migrants, Sylvia Da Lomba
9. Rights-based Approaches to HIV in the Middle East and North Africa Region, David Patterson, Shereen El Feki and Khadija Moalla
10. Indigenous people, emerging research and global health, Mark Henaghan
11. Human Trafficking and Organ Trade: Does the Law Really Care for the Health of People?, Daniel Sperling
12. Cross Border Commercial Surrogacy: A global patchwork of inconsistency and confusion, Kerry Petersen
13. Maternal mortality and human rights: from theory to practice, Judith Bueno De Mesquita
14. Disability, human rights and global health: past, present and future, Maya Sabatello
15. What can human rights do for women's health?, Kristine Hessler
16. The practice of uvulectomy in Chad, children's rights and public health challenges, Jacquineau Azetsop
Part C: Ethical Issues
17. Adding non-ideal agents to work out a pending debt, Florencia Luna
18. Global ageing: Demographic and ethical challenges to population health and development policies, Michael Engleman
19. Libertarian paternalism and public health nudges, Stephen Holland
20. Global health, law and ethics: Fragmented sovereignty and the limits of universal theory, John Coggon
21. - International human rights laws and principles: cornerstone for defining health inequalities and health equity, Paula Braveman
22. Exposing the limits of the law? Biotechnological challenges to global health, Sarah Fovargue
23. Moving forward: further reflections on global health law norms and the PPCA framework to eliminate health disparities, Gwendolyn Majette
24. Global health law: aspirational, paradoxical or oxymoronic?, George P Smith
25. Environmental sustainability and global health law: the case study of global artificial photosynthesis, Tom Faunce, Anton Wasson and Kim Crow
26. Bridging the health/law divide in global health: The role of law professors, Scott Burris
27. International law and global health, Geoffrey B. Cockerham and William C. Cockerham
Part D: Governance
28. Competitition and co-operation in global health governance: the impact of multiple framing, Colin McInnes and Roemer Mahler
29. The interlocking world of global health governance: the tobacco industry, bilateral investment treaties and health policy, Hadii M. Mamadu
30. Mission (im)possible? WHO as a 'norm entrepreneur' in global health governance, Obijiofor Aginam
31. Policy space for health in the context of emerging European trade policies, Meri Koivasulo and Nicola Watt
32. An agenda for normative policy analysis in global health governance, Benjamin Mason Meier
33. The contributions of science and politics to global food safety law, Erik Millstone

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