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
- 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.
"This edited book pioneers the interdisciplinary field of international human rights law and global health governance. It argues that global governance regimes have created and built a legal framework where health-related rights are explicit, protected and are advocated for by individuals and communities across the world." - Sabine I. Franklin, University of Westminster, Medicine, Conflict and Survival