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Global Health Law

Edited by Gian Luca Burci, Adjunct Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
This two-volume set gathers together some of the most significant contributions to the study of global health law. Global health law is a recent field of research in its own right, encompassing the relatively narrow core of international rules and institutions devoted to health protection and promotion, as well as the complex interactions between health and multiple areas of international law. By bringing such diverse perspectives into a single collection, together with an original introduction by the editor, this book will be an important resource for scholars and practitioners both in public health as well as in legal and policy fields such as trade and investment, human rights and the environment.
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This two-volume set gathers together some of the most significant contributions to the study of global health law. Global health law is a recent field of research in its own right, encompassing the relatively narrow core of international rules and institutions devoted to health protection and promotion, as well as the complex interactions between health and multiple areas of international law. By bringing such diverse perspectives into a single collection, together with an original introduction by the editor, this book will be an important resource for scholars and practitioners both in public health as well as in legal and policy fields such as trade and investment, human rights and the environment.
‘This is an indispensable collection of seminal contributions to global health law. Global health law has come a long way in a short time, but it remains in its infancy. The issues are huge, complex and vital – and they demand interdisciplinarity. As we search for global approaches to global health problems, these twin volumes of primarily legal perspectives will provide an extremely rich resource.’
– Paul Hunt, University of Essex School of Law, UK
47 articles, dating from 1992 to 2014
Contributors include: F.M. Abbott, D.P. Fidler, L.O. Gostin, S.J. Hoffman, B.M. Meier, A. Mitchell, A.L. Taylor, T.S. Voon
Contents:

Volume I
Introduction Gian Luca Burci

PART I GLOBAL HEALTH LAW IN GENERAL AND GLOBAL HEALTH GOVERNANCE
1. Gian Luca Burci (2009), ‘Public/Private Partnerships in the Public Health Sector’, International Organizations Law Review, 6 (2), 359–82

2. David P. Fidler (1999), ‘International Law and Global Public Health’, University of Kansas Law Review, 48 (1), November, 1–58

3. Lawrence O. Gostin (2008), ‘Global Health: Meeting Basic Survival Needs of the World’s Least Healthy People: Toward a Framework Convention on Global Health’, Georgetown Law Journal, 96 (2), January, 331–92

4. Lawrence O. Gostin and Allyn L. Taylor (2008), ‘Global Health Law: A Definition and Grand Challenges’, Public Health Ethics, 1 (1), April, 53–63
5. Jonathan Liberman (2012), ‘Combating Counterfeit Medicines and Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products: Minefields in Global Health Governance’, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 40 (2), Summer, 326–47

6. Jennifer Prah Ruger (2008), ‘Normative Foundations of Global Health Law’, Georgetown Law Journal, 96 (2), January, 423–43

PART II WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND GLOBAL HEALTH LAW
7. David P. Fidler (1998), ‘The Future of the World Health Organization: What Role for International Law?’, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 31 (5), November, 1079–126

8. Allyn Lise Taylor (1992), ‘Making the World Health Organization Work: A Legal Framework for Universal Access to the Conditions for Health’,American Journal of Law and Medicine, XVIII (4), 301–46

9. Allyn L. Taylor, Lenias Hwenda, Bjørn-Inge Larsen and Nils Daulaire (2011), ‘Stemming the Brain Drain — A WHO Global Code of Practice on International Recruitment of Health Personnel’, New England Journal of Medicine, 365 (25), December, 2348–51

10. Gaudenz Silberschmidt, Don Matheson and Ilona Kickbusch (2008), ‘Creating a Committee C of the World Health Assembly’, The Lancet, 371, May, 1483–6

PART III COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY
11. Obijiofor Aginam (2005), ‘Bio-Terrorism, Human Security and Public Health: Can International Law Bring Them Together in an Age of Globalization?’, Medicine and Law, 24 (3), September, 455–62

12. David P. Fidler (2003), ‘Public Health and National Security in the Global Age: Infectious Diseases, Bioterrorism, and Realpolitik’, George Washington International Law Review, 35, 787–856

13. David P. Fidler (2005), ‘From International Sanitary Conventions to Global Health Security: The New International Health Regulations’, Chinese Journal of International Law, 4 (2), November, 325–92

14. K. Lee and D. Fidler (2007), ‘Avian and Pandemic Influenza: Progress and Problems with Global Health Governance’, Global Public Health, 2 (3), July, 215–34

15. Barbara von Tigerstrom (2005), ‘The Revised International Health Regulations and Restraint of National Health Measures’, Health Law Journal, 13, 35–76

16. Gian Luca Burci (2014), ‘Ebola, the Security Council and the Securitization of Public Health’, Questions of International Law: Zoom In, 10, December, 27–39

PART IV INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO CONTROL: THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL
17. Alberto Alemanno and Enrico Bonadio (2011), ‘Do You Mind My Smoking? Plain Packaging of Cigarettes Under the TRIPS Agreement’, John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law: Special Issue, 10 (3), 450–75

18. Oscar A. Cabrera and Lawrence O. Gostin (2011), ‘Human Rights and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Mutually Reinforcing Systems’, International Journal of Law in Context: Special Issue: Health and Human Rights, 7 (3), September, 285–303

19. Carolyn Dresler and Stephen Marks (2006), ‘The Emerging Human Right to Tobacco Control’, Human Rights Quarterly, 28 (3), August, 599–651

20. Jonathan Liberman (2014), ‘The Power of the WHO FCTC: Understanding its Legal Status and Weight’, in Andrew D. Mitchell and Tania Voon (eds), The Global Tobacco Epidemic and the Law, Chapter 4, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 48–63

21. Sean D. Murphy (2003), ‘Liability and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’, International Law FORUM du droit international, 5 (1), February, 62–71

22. Tania Voon (2013), ‘Flexibilities in WTO Law to Support Tobacco Control Regulation’, American Journal of Law and Medicine, 39 (2–3), 199–217

23. Tania Voon and Andrew Mitchell (2011), ‘Time to Quit? Assessing International Investment Claims against Plain Tobacco Packaging in Australia’, Journal of International Economic Law, 14 (3), September, 515–52





Volume II

Introduction An introduction by the editor appears in Volume I

PART I NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
1. Roger S. Magnusson (2007), ‘Non-Communicable Diseases and Global Health Governance: Enhancing Global Processes to Improve Health Development’, Globalization and Health, 3 (2), May, 1–16

2. A. Mitchell and T. Voon (2011), ‘Implications of the World Trade Organization in Combating Non-Communicable Diseases’, Public Health, 125 (12), December, 832–9

3. Allyn L. Taylor and Ibadat S. Dhillon (2013), ‘An International Legal Strategy for Alcohol Control: Not a Framework Convention —At Least Not Yet’, Addiction, 108 (3), March, 450–55

4. Bryan Thomas and Lawrence O. Gostin (2013), ‘Tackling the Global NCD Crisis: Innovations in Law and Governance’, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics: Special Issue: Symposium: Global Health and the Law, 41 (1), Spring, 16–27

5. Tania Voon (2013), ‘WTO Law and Risk Factors for Non- Communicable Diseases: A Complex Relationship’, in Geert van Calster and Denise Prévost (eds), Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO, Chapter 13, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 390–408

6. Benn McGrady and Alexandra Jones (2013), ‘Tobacco Control and Beyond: The Broader Implications of United States—Clove Cigarettes for Non-Communicable Diseases’, American Journal of Law and Medicine, 39 (2–3), 265–89

PART II HEALTH AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW
A International Trade Law
7. Jeffery Atik (2009), ‘Trade and Health’, in Daniel Bethlehem, Donald McRae, Rodney Neufeld and Isabelle van Damme (eds), The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law, Chapter 21, Oxford, UK and New York, NY, USA: Oxford University Press, 597–618

8. Panagiotis Delimatsis (2013), ‘GATS and Public Health Care: Reflecting on an Uneasy Relationship’, in Geert van Calster and Denise Prévost (eds), Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO, Chapter 12, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 363–89

9. Allyn L. Taylor (2007), ‘Addressing the Global Tragedy of Needless Pain: Rethinking the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs’, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics: Symposium, 35 (4), Winter, 556–70

B International Intellectual Property Rights Law
10. Frederick M. Abbott (2005), ‘The WTO Medicines Decision: World Pharmaceutical Trade and the Protection of Public Health’, American Journal of International Law, 99 (2), April, 317–58

11. Philippe Cullet (2003), ‘Patents and Medicines: The Relationship between TRIPS and the Human Right to Health’, International Affairs, 79 (I), January, 139–60

C International Investment Law
12. Valentina S. Vadi (2012), ‘Global Health Governance at a Crossroads: Trademark Protection v. Tobacco Control in International Investment Law’, Stanford Journal of International Law, 48 (1), 93–130

13. Rahim Moloo and Justin Jacinto (2011), ‘Environmental and Health Regulation: Assessing Liability Under Investment Treaties’, Berkeley Journal of International Law, 29 (1), 1–65

D Pharmaceutical Research and Development
14. Steven J. Hoffman and John-Arne Røttingen (2012), ‘Assessing Implementation Mechanisms for an International Agreement on Research and Development for Health Products’, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 90 (11), November, 854–61, 863

15. Dawn Joyce Miller (2001), ‘Research and Accountability: The Need for Uniform Regulation of International Pharmaceutical Drug Testing’, Pace International Law Review, 13 (1), Spring, 197–232

PART III HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS: THE RIGHT TO HEALTH
16. L. Gable, L. Gostin and J.G. Hodge, Jr. (2009), ‘A Global Assessment of the Role of Law in the HIV/AIDS Pandemic’, Public Health: Special Issue, 123 (3), March, 260–64

17. Sofia Gruskin (2004), ‘Is There a Government in the Cockpit: A Passenger’s Perspective or Global Public Health: The Role of Human Rights’, Temple Law Review, 77 (2), Summer, 313–33

18. Benjamin Mason Meier (2010), ‘Global Health Governance and the Contentious Politics of Human Rights: Mainstreaming the Right to Health for
Public Health Advancement’, Stanford Journal of International Law, 46 (1), 1–50

19. Benjamin Mason Meier and Larisa M. Mori (2005), ‘The Highest Attainable Standard: Advancing a Collective Human Right to Public Health’, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, 37 (1), Fall, 101–47

20. George P. Smith, II (2005), ‘Human Rights and Bioethics: Formulating a Universal Right to Health, Health Care, or Health Protection?’, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 38 (5), November, 1295–321

21. Brigit Toebes (2009), ‘Right to Health and Health Care’, in David P. Forsythe (ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Rights: Volume II, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 365–76

PART IV HEALTH AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, INCLUDING ACCESS TO BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES
22. Frederick M. Abbott (2010), ‘An International Legal Framework for the Sharing of Pathogens: Issues and Challenges’, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Programme on Intellectual Property Rights and Sustainable Development, Issue Paper No. 30, Geneva, Switzerland: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, October, i, 1–45

23. Jason Carter (2010), ‘WHO’s Virus is it Anyway? How the World Health Organization can Protect Against Claims of “Viral Sovereignty”’, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law: Symposium: International Human Rights and Climate Change, 38 (3), 717–40

24. Stefania Negri (2010), ‘Waterborne Disease Surveillance: The Case for a Closer Interaction between the UNECE Protocol on Water and Health and the International Health Regulations (2005)’, International Community Law Review, 12 (3), 287–302

Index