Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems (now available in journal format), is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice. Law and Global Health, the sixteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the scholarship examining the relationship between global health and the law. Covering a wide range of areas from all over the world, articles in the volume look at areas of human rights, vulnerable populations, ethical issues, legal responses and governance.
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.
INTRODUCTION ; KEYNOTE ; PART A: A RIGHT TO HEALTH ; 1. What is health ; 2. Pathways towards a framework convention on global health: political mobilization for the human right to health ; 3. The bloodless ideological supreme court battle over the affordable care act and the 'right to health' in America ; 4. Conceptualising Implementation of the Right to Health: the Learning Network for Health and Human Rights, Western Cape, South Africa ; 5. Access to essential medicines in Kenya: intellectual property, anti-counterfeiting and the right to health ; PART B: VULNERABLE POPULATIONS ; 6. Vulnerability: an issue for law and policy in pandemic planning? ; 7. Legally vulnerable: What is vulnerability and who is vulnerable? ; 8. The ECHR, Health Care and Irregular Migrants ; 9. Rights-based Approaches to HIV in the Middle East and North Africa Region ; 10. Indigenous people, emerging research and global health ; 11. Human Trafficking and Organ Trade: Does the Law Really Care for the Health of People? ; 12. Cross Border Commercial Surrogacy: A global patchwork of inconsistency and confusion ; 13. Maternal mortality and human rights: from theory to practice ; 14. Disability, human rights and global health: past, present and future ; 15. What can human rights do for women's health? ; 16. The practice of uvulectomy in Chad, children's rights and public health challenges ; PART C: ETHICAL ISSUES ; 17. Adding non-ideal agents to work out a pending debt ; 18. Global ageing: Demographic and ethical challenges to population health and development policies ; 19. Libertarian paternalism and public health nudges ; 20. Global health, law and ethics: Fragmented sovereignty and the limits of universal theory ; 21. - International human rights laws and principles: cornerstone for defining health inequalities and health equity ; 22. Exposing the limits of the law? Biotechnological challenges to global health ; 23. Global Health Law Norms: A Coherent Framework to Understand PPACA's Approach to Eliminate Health Disparities and Address Implementation Challenges ; 24. Global health law: aspirational, paradoxical or oxymoronic? ; 25. Environmental sustainability and global health law: the case study of global artificial photosynthesis ; 26. Bridging the health/law divide in global health: The role of law professors ; 27. International law and global health ; PART D: GOVERNANCE ; 28. Competitition and co-operation in global health governance: the impact of multiple framing ; 29. The interlocking world of global health governance: the tobacco industry, bilateral investment treaties and health policy ; 30. Mission (im)possible? WHO as a 'norm entrepreneur' in global health governance ; 31. Policy space for health in the context of emerging European trade policies ; 32. An agenda for normative policy analysis in global health governance ; 33. The contributions of science and politics to global food safety law