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Law and Global Health: Current Legal Issues Volume 16

Michael Freeman, Sarah Hawkes, and Belinda Bennett


This book 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. This book, the sixteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the scholarship examining the relationsh ... More

Keywords: legal thought, legal argument, legal theory, legal practice, legal issues, human rights, vulnerable populations, ethical issues, legal responses, governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688999
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688999.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Freeman, editor
Emeritus Professor of English Law, University College London

Sarah Hawkes, editor
Reader in Global Health, Institute of Global Health

Belinda Bennett, editor
Professor of Health and Medical Law, The University of Sydney

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Global Health

Michael Freeman

Keynote Address

James Orbinski

Part A Right to health

1 What is Health?

Charles Foster and Jonathan Herring

2 Pathways Towards a Framework Convention on Global Health

Kent Buse, Lawrence O. Gostin, and Eric A. Friedman

4 Conceptualizing Implementation of the Right to Health

Maria Stuttaford, Damaris Kiewiets, Wendy Nefdt, Vanessa Reynolds, Glynis Rhodes, Lulama Sigasana, and Leslie London*

Part B Vulnerable Populations

6 Vulnerability

Belinda Bennett and Terry Carney*

7 Legally Vulnerable

Hazel Biggs Caroline Jones

13 Maternal Mortality and Human Rights

Judith Bueno de Mesquita

Part C Ethical Issues

18 Global Ageing

Michal Engelman

20 Interrogation Medicine?

M. Gregg Bloche

Part D Legal Responses

24 Global Health Law Norms

Gwendolyn Roberts Majette*

25 Global Health Law

George P. Smith, II

26 Environmental Sustainability and Global Health Law

Tom A. Faunce, Anton Wasson, and Kim Crow

28 International Law and Global Health

Geoffrey B. Cockerham and William C. Cockerham

Part E Governance

31 Mission (Im)possible?

Obijiofor Aginam*

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