ISBN : 9780199688999
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.
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