Research Handbook on Global Health Law

Research Handbooks on Globalisation and the Law series

Edited by Gian Luca Burci, Adjunct Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland and Brigit Toebes, Professor of Health Law in a Global Context, Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre, Department of Transboundary Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

The effect of Globalization on health has attracted the attention of scholars and policy makers across multiple disciplines. A key concern is the regulation of international health protection, and in particular the use of international health instruments and the complex interaction between international law and health considerations. For the first time, a group of law and policy scholars have analysed these issues, drawing on knowledge from their respective fields. The resulting book provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary issues in global health law and governance.

‘In a field still struggling to find its main themes, heroes and common knowledge – this is an important and notable contribution. The framing, coupling climate change and disaster risk, is refreshing and ambitious and calls to rethink common knowledge and theoretical assumptions in the field.’
– Kristian Cedervall Lauta, Yearbook of International Disaster Law

‘Professors Burci and Toebes have assembled world-class scholars that bring the field of global health law alive. This transformative Research Handbook provides an authoritative and accessible understanding of all the major causes of death globally, from infectious diseases and tobacco to non-communicable diseases and obesity. Burci and Toebes view global health law beyond the prism of health, all the way to human rights, climate change, and trade. This volume has to be on the desk of anyone serious about global health and the law. Bravo!’ ​
– Lawrence O. Gostin, Georgetown University, US

‘Global health law, consisting of various hard and soft law instruments, is a newly-emerging field of international law. Through addressing this complex subject, leading experts in relevant areas scrutinise each issue and attempt to define the concept of global health law ambitiously and level-headedly. This book will be an eye-opener and should be added to your list of must-reads.’
– Yoshinori Abe, Gakushuin University, Japan and Member of the ILA Committee on Global Health Law

2018 576 pp Hardback 978 1 78536 653 6 £170.00 £153.00 $260.00 $234.00

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