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Foundations of Global Health & Human Rights

Edited by Lawrence O. Gostin and Edited by Benjamin Mason Meier

September 2020

ISBN: 9780197528303

504 pages
Paperback
254x178mm

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This book provides a detailed understanding of the evolving relationship between global health and human rights, by bringing together leading academics in the field to explain the norms and principles that define it, examine the methods and tools for implementing human rights to promote health, apply essential human rights to leading public health threats, and analyze rising human rights challenges in a rapidly globalizing world.

  • Brings together leading health and human rights scholars and practitioners from across disciplines and the globe
  • Explores how different political actors and organizations have developed and implemented human rights in health policy
  • Includes case studies complementing the theoretical analysis of the chapters by highlighting the practical application of human rights in global health
  • Provides a foundational text to introduce students and practitioners to the field of Health and Human Rights

About the Author(s)

Edited by Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor; Founding Linda D. & Timothy J. ONeill Professor of Global Health Law, Georgetown University, and Edited by Benjamin Mason Meier, Associate Professor of Global Health Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapil Hill

Lawrence O. Gostin is University Professor (Georgetown University's highest academic rank), Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law, and Director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Professor Gostin is the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law, and serves on expert WHO advisory committees. He is a Member of the National Academy of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences, Council on Foreign Relations, and Hastings Center.

Benjamin Mason Meier is an Associate Professor of Global Health Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Scholar at Georgetown Law School's O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and a consultant to international organizations, national governments, and nongovernmental organizations. Dr. Meier's interdisciplinary research-at the intersection of global health, international law, and public policy-examines the development, evolution, and application of human rights in global health.

Table of Contents

    Foreword: Human Rights are Central to Global Health
    Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
    Introduction: Global Health & Human Rights
    Lawrence O. Gostin & Benjamin Mason Meier
    I. The Human Rights Movement: International Norms and Principles
    Chapter 1. The Birth and Development of Human Rights for Health
    Benjamin Mason Meier, Thérèse Murphy & Lawrence O. Gostin
    Chapter 2. Global Health Law: Legal Foundations for Social Justice in Public Health
    Lawrence O. Gostin, Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf & Eric A. Friedman
    Chapter 3. The Right to Health and Health-Related Human Rights
    John Tobin & Damon Barrett
    Chapter 4. The Rights-Based Approach to Health
    Flavia Bustreo & Curtis F.J. Doebbler
    II. Bringing Rights Home: Tools for Human Rights Implementation and Accountability
    Chapter 5. Translating International Law into Domestic Law, Policy, and Practice
    Gillian MacNaughton & Angela Duger
    Chapter 6. Human Rights Advocacy in Global Health
    Joseph J. Amon & Eric A. Friedman
    Chapter 7. Monitoring and Review to Assess Human Rights Implementation
    Benjamin Mason Meier, Hanna Huffstetler & Judith Bueno de Mesquita
    Chapter 8. Justiciability of Human Rights for Health
    Colleen M. Flood & Bryan Thomas
    Chapter 9. Advancing Human Rights through Global Health Governance
    Benjamin Mason Meier, Margherita Marianna Cinà & Lawrence O. Gostin
    III. Contemporary Applications: Healthy People, Healthy Populations
    Chapter 10. Communicable Diseases, Health Security, and Human Rights: From AIDS to Ebola
    Sharifah Sekalala & John Harrington
    Chapter 11. Human Rights and Non-Communicable Diseases: Controlling Tobacco and Promoting Healthy Diets
    Brigit Toebes & David Patterson
    Chapter 12. The Emergence of "New" Health- Related Human Rights: Recognizing the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation
    Benjamin Mason Meier & Inga T. Winkler
    Chapter 13. Chronic Illness: Disability and Mental Health
    Oliver Lewis & Soumitra Pathare
    Chapter 14. Equity in Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
    Terry McGovern & Aziza Ahmed
    IV. New Challenges: Human Rights to Advance Public Health in a Globalizing Era
    Chapter 15. Health and Human Rights through Global Development: The Right to Development, Rights-Based Approach to Development, and Sustainable Development Goals
    Stephen P. Marks & Alice Han
    Chapter 16. International Trade, Public Health, and Human Rights
    Chuang-Feng Wu & Chien-Huei Wu
    Chapter 17. Health & Human Rights in Conflict and Emergencies
    Dabney P. Evans, Edward L. Queen & Lara S. Martin
    Chapter 18. Human Subjects in Globalized Health Research
    Andrés Constantin & Roberto Andorno
    Chapter 19. The Environment, a Changing Climate, and Planetary Health
    Alexandra Phelan
    Chapter 20. Global Health & Human Rights in the Age of Populism
    Lawrence O. Gostin, Andrés Constantin & Benjamin Mason Meier
    Conclusion