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Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

Benjamin Mason Meier and Lawrence O. Gostin


Institutions matter for the advancement of human rights in global health. Given the dramatic development of human rights under international law and the parallel proliferation of global institutions for public health, there arises an imperative to understand the implementation of human rights through global health governance. This volume examines the evolving relationship between human rights, global governance, and public health, studying an expansive set of health challenges through a multi-sectoral array of global organizations. To analyze the structural determinants of rights-based governa ... More

Keywords: human rights, global health, global governance, global health governance, institutions, international law, health and human rights, human rights-based approach, human rights mainstreaming, right to health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190672676
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190672676.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Mason Meier, editor
Department of Public Policy & Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lawrence O. Gostin, editor
Georgetown University, Georgetown University Law Center

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Benjamin Mason Meier and Lawrence O. Gostin

Section One Global Health and Human Rights

1 The Origins of Human Rights in Global Health

Lawrence O. Gostin and Benjamin Mason Meier

2 The Evolution of Applying Human Rights Frameworks to Health

Alicia Ely Yamin and Andrés Constantin*

3 Framing Human Rights in Global Health Governance

Benjamin Mason Meier and Lawrence O. Gostin*

4 The Future of Global Governance for Health

Michel Sidibé, Helena Nygren-Krug, Bronwyn McBride, and Kent Buse*

Section Two The World Health Organization

5 Development of Human Rights through WHO

Benjamin Mason Meier and Florian Kastler

6 Mainstreaming Human Rights across WHO

Rebekah Thomas and Veronica Magar*

7 The Future of Human Rights in WHO

Flavia Bustreo, Veronica Magar, Rajat Khosla, Marcus Stahlhofer, and Rebekah Thomas*

Section Three Inter-Governmental Organizations

8 The United Nations Children’s Fund

Benjamin Mason Meier, Mitra Motlagh, and Kumanan Rasanathan*

11 The United Nations Population Fund

Emilie Filmer-Wilson and Luis Mora*

12 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Carolin Anthes and Olivier De Schutter*

Section Four Global Economic Governance and Global Health Funding Agencies

16 The World Bank

Yusra Ribhi Shawar and Jennifer Prah Ruger

17 The World Trade Organization

Suerie Moon and Thirukumaran Balasubramaniam*

18 National Foreign Assistance Programs

Rachel Hammonds and Gorik J. Ooms

19 The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Ralf Jürgens, Joanne Csete, Hyeyoung Lim, Susan Timberlake, and Matthew Smith*

Section Five Global Health in Human Rights Governance

22 The United Nations Special Procedures

Thérèse Murphy and Amrei Müller

23 Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Benjamin Mason Meier and Virgínia Brás Gomes*


Benjamin Mason Meier and Lawrence O. Gostin


Benjamin Mason Meier and Lawrence O. Gostin

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